Back on the Anti-Ableist Hobby Horse Again

Question: What do Licia Carlson, Andy Clark, Leslie Francis, Sara Goering, Chris Kaposy, Serene Khader, Eva Kittay, Will Kymlicka, Monique Lanoix, Joel Reynolds, Cynthia Stark, and Jonathan Wolff have in common? Answer: All of them are nondisabled philosophers whose careers have been advanced with publications on disability. None of them has a disabled philosopher of […]

Reminder CFP: Special Issue: Diversity in Philosophy (deadline: Apr. 30, 2020)

We are soliciting papers for a special issue of Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences, for publication in November 2020, on the broad topic of diversity in philosophy. Symposion is a fully open-access journal, which we hope will mean that the contributions will reach a wide audience including those with no or limited access […]

CFP: Wild Animal Ethics, St. Andrews, Sept. 24-25, 2020 (deadline: May 31, 2020)

The Senate Room, University of St. Andrews Organisers: Ben Sachs, Mara van der Lugt Confirmed Speakers Alasdair Cochrane (University of Sheffield) Julia Driver (University of Texas-Austin/University of St. Andrews) Molly Gardner (Bowling Green State University) Oscar Horta (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) Josh Milburn (University of Sheffield) Mara van der Lugt (University of St. Andrews) […]

Message From CAUT: Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation (dated Feb. 19, 2020)

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) expresses solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation and its Hereditary Chiefs who are insisting upon respect for their autonomy and sovereignty over their unceded land.  Forceful intervention by the police will not resolve this dispute.  Respectful and meaningful nation-to-nation dialogue, consistent with the principles of reconciliation, is needed. CAUT […]

CFP: FEMMSS 8: Changing Cultures, Changing Sciences, University of Waterloo, Aug. 20-23, 2020 (deadline: Mar. 15, 2020)

Submission deadline: March 15, 2020 Acceptance decisions will be available in early April 2020 Submissions are invited for the eighth meeting of The Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies (FEMMSS) to be held at the University of Waterloo, August 20 – 23 2020. This conference welcomes submissions from across the disciplines. FEMMSS is […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Cecilea Mun

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the fifty-ninth 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 […]

The Fallacy of the Good Philosopher-Activist

Julinna Oxley’s article “How to Be a Good Philosopher-Activist” is the focus of a post over at Daily Nous. I hadn’t previously read Oxley’s article, so I’m glad that it’s showcased on the Daily Nous blog.  Although I read the article quickly, I derived from doing so the impression that it’s timely, instructive, and provocative. […]

CFP: Diverse Families, One Law? University of Bern, Nov. 9-10, 2020 (deadline: Mar. 31, 2020)

Keynote: Elizabeth Brake Today’s families differ widely in their form, internal organisation, lifestyle and values. At the same time, liberal states are in need of binding rules that serve to protect individuals’ and particularly children’s rights. Challenges arise when liberal values or socially recognized norms conflict with particular ways of organising family life, for instance, […]

CFP: Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjection Across Disciplines, University of Warwick, Jun. 19-20, 2020 (deadline: Apr. 20. 2020)

We invite abstracts on topics including, but not limited to: Forms enslavement across time from Antiquity to today. Figuration and representation of enslaved people and/or slavery and more broadly subjugation in the arts (music, visual and performing arts, film, tv and media studies, theatre and drama, literature and graphic novels, etc.) (Hi)Stories of slavery and […]

Structural Gaslighting, Racism in Canada, and Ableism in Philosophy

During the past week, I’ve worked on my presentation for the upcoming philoSOPHIA 2020 conference at Vanderbilt University. As I indicated in an earlier post, I decided not to attend the conference in person due to the air travel that my doing so would require. I’ve chosen instead to participate in the equally exciting Speciesism […]