Climate Change: An Unprecedentedly Old Catastrophe (Guest Post)

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day, I have reposted an essay that Kyle Whyte contributed to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on January 16, 2019. The 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. […]

The Costs of Flying: An Intersectional Analysis (Guest Post)

Guest Post By Michelle Ciurria Professors, especially senior, wealthy, white men, should fly less for work. In this post, I will argue that professors should fly less for work in order to reduce their carbon footprint. And I will argue that senior, wealthy, white, male professors should curb their flight-related carbon emissions the most because […]

What Should We Do?

After I returned from the Disabling Normativites conference in South Africa in October, I began to seriously question whether I should go to the conference and workshop to which I have been invited this Spring. With the growing urgency of the international discussion around climate change and mounting evidence for it, I feel as if […]

War and Climate Change (Guest Post)

Guest post by Eric Winsberg Many human activities are responsible for emission of the greenhouse gases that are pushing the planet toward dangerous tipping points, tipping points that will cause large-scale human suffering and will, invariably, lead to global conflicts over increasingly scarce resources. If we don’t draw down to zero the rate at which […]

Some of Our Favourite Posts from 2019

Here is a collection of some of our favourite posts from 2019. Of course, all of the installments of Dialogues on Disability (here) hold pride of place on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY too. Some of the CFPs that we posted over the course of the year were also amazing! If we missed one of your favourite posts, […]

Dorian, Disaster Relief, and Disabled People

In her excellent and provocative post the other day, Melinda drew attention to a number of the political, social, and economic implications of and issues that surround “natural” disasters, including the ways that these disasters tie into climate change and the warming of the planet. Melinda and her family have now evacuated. The last word […]

CFA: Climate Justice and [Political, Moral, Economic] Feasibility (deadline: Nov. 30, 2019)

Issues regarding equity and justice in mitigating and adapting to climate change have been prominent since the start of international negotiations. Their importance have been enshrined in various policy documents, including the UNFCCC treaty’s principle of common-but-differentiated-responsibilities. At the same time, both activists and scholars across various disciplines have developed a number of perspectives on […]