On miscontextualizing history

we can interpret historical texts either as saying something particular about their concrete context of creation, or something more general about more abstract philosophical problems – which therefore would still be relevant to philosophical discussions todays, but it would be a mistake to interpret those texts directly in our context as if they had been written today

In Memoriam: Kathryn (a.k.a. Kate) Pauly Morgan 1943-2022

I was very sad and surprised to read about the recent death (September 16, 2022) of Kathryn Pauly Morgan, Professor Emerita and long-time member of the Philosophy Department at University of Toronto. Kathryn–Kate–was a huge influence on me during my doctoral years at York University, especially when I took her feminist theory course at U […]

Matters of Moral Taste

according to Rudy’s Strawsonian model of responsibility, there are matters of moral and political TASTE, so that just as it does not make sense to ask whether pistachio deserved my distaste for it, so it is nonsense to ask whether someone deserves indignation or resentment

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, October 19th, at 8 a.m. EST

I have read almost all of your interviews and they are always wonderful. …  I am really looking forward to the next installment of Dialogues on Disability.” — Adrian Piper “I’ve learned so much from Shelley Lynn Tremain’s Dialogues on Disability through the years (and found out about so much exciting work being done by disabled […]

Preliminary Program for Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3), Zoom/Online, Dec. 6-9, 2022

Below you will find the preliminary program for the amazing Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3) conference that takes place December 6-8, 13:00-18:20 GMT/8:00-13:20 EST/5-10:20 PST and Dec. 9 13:00-19:00 GMT/8:00-14:00 EST/5:00-11:00 PST. Registration and additional information for this pathbreaking conference will be made available soon! The schedule below (and henceforth) is in GMT. […]

Nondisabled People Always Win the “Hunger Games” of Academic Publishing and Tenure

This year, only one department lists “disability studies” amongst its desired areas of specialization; namely, California Polytechnic State University’s AOS is “Technology Ethics, as related to Feminist Ethics and/or Disability Studies.” No department is looking for a specialist in critical disability theory or crip theory. Based on a keyword search, the word “disability” appears in […]

September 30th: A Day for Reflection and Commitment to Change

“Education is what got us into this mess, and education will get us out.” —Murray Sinclair The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30th, is a response to Call to Action #80 of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Chaired by Justice Murray Sinclair, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was designed […]

Resources for National Truth and Reconciliation Day/Orange Shirt Day, September 30th*

GENERAL National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Creating a Climate for Change (First Nations Health Alliance booklet) Lee Maracle on the Impact of Austerity on Indigenous Populations (video) First Nations Child and Family Caring Society Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) Moving to Action: Activating UNDRIP in Canadian Museums (Canadian […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Abigail Gosselin

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the ninetieth installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I am conducting with disabled philosophers and post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers […]