Where Are the Women?

Guest Post by Sarah Tyson Thank you for this opportunity to discuss my new book, Where Are the Women? Why Expanding the Archive Makes Philosophy Better, and why I wrote it. Broadly, this book explores how practices of exclusion shape our practices of thinking.  I was motivated to write Where Are the Women? after years […]

CFP: MAP Group Session, Creating Inclusive Spaces, Pacific APA, Apr. 19, 2019 (deadline: Feb. 1, 2019)

We are seeking paper abstracts and proposals for mini-workshops or advice sessions related to this theme. Possible topics include sexual harassment, advising and mentorship dynamics, cultivating ecologies of support, division of emotional and professional labor in academia, the effects of implicit bias in academic spaces, and other related topics. Each session will last for about […]

CFA: Conference on Imagination and Social Change, Claremont McKenna College, Sept. 26-28, 2019 (deadline: Mar. 15, 2019)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Michelle Moody-Adams, Columbia University Juliet Hooker, Brown University INVITED SPEAKERS Mavis Biss, Loyola University Maryland Sophie-Grace Chappell, The Open University Janine Jones, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Shen-yi Liao, University of Puget Sound Heidi Lene Maibom, University of Cincinnati Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosa, Vassar College Though imagination is often associated with flights of fancy […]

Using Phineas Gage for Questions on Personal Identity and Other Topics in Philosophy of Mind, Experimental Philosophy, Cognitive Science, etc.

Philosophers generally take disabilities (plural) and impairments to be self-evident, natural, and politically neutral human characteristics or attributes that certain people possess and embody.  In recent years, however, a growing number of philosophers have challenged this view, consolidating an area of philosophy for which I coined the name “philosophy of disability.” Many philosophers of disability, […]

The Historical Origin of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Guest Post by Patrick S. O’Donnell Thanks to Patrick S. O’Donnell for sharing his thoughts regarding the historical origin of PTSD. He wrote in response to a recent article published on Quartz, “Palestine’s head of mental health services says PTSD is a western concept”. Patrick S. O’Donnell is an independent researcher and writer, published primarily […]

Microaggressions and Implicit Bias

In two previous posts (here and here), I consider the tactics of force relations that have come to be referred to as “microaggressions”. In the first post, I discuss ableist language and ableist exceptionism as examples of microaggressions. In the second post, I discuss microaggressions as “intentional and nonsubjective” practices (tactics). I point out in […]

CFA: Binational Conference: Ethics, Politics, and Migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border, Ciudad Juárez, México and El Paso, Texas, May 15-17, 2019 (deadline: Mar. 15, 2019) 

Dates: May 15-17, 2019Locations: Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ) and the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP)Languages: Spanish, English and PortugueseConfirmed Speakers: Eduardo Mendieta (Penn State), Melissa W. Wright (Penn State) Tony Payan (UACJ), Amy Reed-Sandoval (UTEP)Sponsors: Doctoral Program in Philosophy (UACJ) Master Program in Social Work Program (UACJ), Department of Philosophy (UTEP) Overview: The unequal and exclusionary processes of […]

Climate Change: An Unprecedentedly Old Catastrophe

This article is a slightly adapted version of an article published online in Grafting Issue 1 (June 2018) by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge and Blackwood Gallery* (Toronto, Ontario). Guest Post by Kyle Whyte Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island have already passed through human-caused ecological catastrophe at least once in their history. […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Grace Joy Cebrero

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the forty-sixth installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews with disabled philosophers that I began at Discrimination and Disadvantage and will henceforth post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue […]