Microphones, Accessibility, and the APA

In a recent post, I enumerated occasions on which I have, in some way, contested the inaccessibility and ableism of the American Philosophical Association (APA) and indicated how the APA has responded to such interventions. I pointed out, for instance, that in an email exchange that took place a couple of weeks ago, an exchange […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews August Gorman

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the forty-eighth installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I’m 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 about […]

Signs of Blind People

If you used Google to get here and you are sighted, you might have noticed that the graphic for Google Doodle today commemorates the introduction of tenji block on railway platforms in Okayama, Japan, fifty-two years ago today. “Tenji block” is the name that Seiichi Miyake gave to the tactile paving slabs that he invented […]

CFP: The Philosophical Dimensions of Urban Transportation (deadline: Mar. 31, 2019)

Essays in Philosophy is accepting submissions for a special issue called The Philosophical Dimensions of Urban Transportation. Volume 21, Number 2Issue Date: July 2019Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019General Editor: Ramona Ilea (Pacific University)Issue Editor: Shane Epting (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) Geographers, urban planners, and interdisciplinary scholars have made numerous contributions toward understanding urban transportation. Until […]

Academic Ableism’s Purpose

Following on Saturday’s post about inaccessibility at Yale University, this post draws attention to the purpose that the inaccessibility of the university serves. Readers and listeners of this post might think that the previous sentence was misworded or inaptly phrased. Why would I suggest that the inaccessibility of the university serves a purpose? The sort of […]

Disability and Inaccessibility at Yale

In March of 2017, I wrote a post at Discrimination and Disadvantage about the situation for disabled students at Yale and other elite universities, drawing upon an article in Yale News that documented recommendations made in the Yale Disability Resources Task Force Report. Almost two years later, the situation for disabled students (and staff) at Yale remains grim. […]

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 […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, Jan. 16th 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 […]

Welcome to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Welcome to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY! BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY aims to provide the philosophical community with a forum for critical analysis of biopolitical asymmetries and other mechanisms and effects of power in philosophy and beyond. The BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY insignia in the banner depicts a dandelion, suggesting life, networks, systems, and change (photo credit: James Niland). BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY will […]