CFP: Philosophy and Borders, Oxford, Nov. 6, 2019 (deadline: Sept. 30, 2019)

Philosophy and Borders, Refugee Studies Centre, Wed. Nov. 6, 1pm – 7pm The ​Philosophy and Borders ​working group aims to bring together researchers in the fields of ethics, political theory, and social science on the topic of borders and migration. This includes researchers working on topics related to nation-states, nationalism, citizenship, territory, immigration, and forced migration. This […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Joe Rachiele

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

Ableism and the Epistemic Supremacy of Nondisabled Philosophers

Whether on the street or in the mall, the first lessons about disabled people that (nondisabled) parents and other (nondisabled) adults generally convey to children are in some respects prohibitive, usually imparted in hushed tones: don’t stare at that handicapped person; don’t look at her like that; it’s not polite to stare; just act like […]

CFP: Critical Vulnerabilities: Political, Epistemological, and Ontological Issues, Université de Montréal, Jan. 29-31, 2020 (deadline: Oct. 1, 2019)

How are we to understand vulnerabilities from a feminist standpoint? To this apparently simple question, the Symposium of feminist philosophy calls for complex and critical answers. The concept of vulnerability, quite popular amongst scholars from various disciplines, arises from a daily, concrete reality which is central to numerous feminist work on the “ordinary” dimension of […]

The Trans/Gender Debates in Philosophy: A New Look for Old Views

In a recent post, I asserted that feminist philosophers must work harder to integrate analyses of ableism into their interventions in the ongoing debates in philosophy about gender and transgender (and in their feminist philosophical work more generally). I pointed out that heretofore interventions in the debates thus far have largely (I could have said […]

Disabling Normativities, Johannesburg, Oct. 1-3, 2019, Registration Open and Extended CFA (deadline: Aug. 30, 2019)

Because our international readership/listenership continues to grow and since the deadline for this conference CFP has been extended, I’ve reposted information about it below. Registration is open for the Disabling Normativities Conference that takes place October 1-3, 2019, at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and is organized by the Wits Centre for Diversity […]

CFP: Shifting Social Norms in the Twenty-First Century (deadline: none stated)

We are currently welcoming chapter contributions for a collection of essays on shifting social norms in the twenty-first century. The central thesis of the project is that in the twenty-first century, public discourse has become more strategic and less communicative (see Jurgen Habermas). The strategic, goal oriented model has several identifiable features, including but not […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, August 21st, 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 “The Dialogues on Disability platform … has been very helpful to me, especially at times where I did not feel I belong in the world of […]