Remembering Charles Mills (Jan. 3, 1951-Sept. 20, 2021)

Charles was a monumental figure in philosophy and a kind and generous friend to me. A devastating loss the extent of which will deepen with time. The photo below was taken in Berlin during The Emancipation Conference weekend in May 2018. Description of image below: A group of philosophers sitting around a cloth-covered table in […]

CFP: Phenomenology and Critique, Loyola University/Online, Nov. 4-6, 2022 (deadline: Jul. 15, 2022)

Phenomenology offers specific methods that disclose transcendental structures of experience which, in our everyday experience, are overlooked and presupposed. As such, it is understood to be a critical enterprise. Yet in recent years, there has been a ‘critical turn’ in phenomenology: phenomenology is also increasingly understood as a form of social critique capable of engaging, […]

CFP: “… the point is to change it,” 40th Anniversary of the RPA, Nov. 17-19, 2022 (deadline: Jul. 15, 2022)

The Radical Philosophy AssociationConference Program Committee invites submissions of 250-500 word abstracts for talks, papers, workshops, roundtable discussions, and other kinds of conference contributions for its 15th biennial conferenceto be held at the University of North Florida from November 17 to 19, 2022. Conference Theme The past several years have been characterized by an onslaught […]

About the Ableism that Conditions Your Criticisms of Zoom

Recently a very accomplished philosopher at an Ivy League university shared a post on Facebook about how they “hate” Zoom conferences and would no longer “pretend” otherwise. Because of the way that prestige bias operates in philosophy and the way that the combination of prestige bias and algorithms operates in the virtual reality of philosophy […]

CFP: Ethics and Race, Great Lakes Philosophy Conference, Online, Apr. 14-16, 2023 (deadline: Jan. 1, 2023)

Great Lakes Philosophy Conference Ethics and Race Dates: April 14-16, 2023 Location: Virtual, via Microsoft Teams Keynote Speaker: Professor Naomi Zack, Lehman College Deadline for Submissions: January 1st, 2023 Notification of Acceptance: January 15th, 2023 Any paper that relates to the theme of “Ethics and Race,” broadly construed, will be considered. Topics might include, but […]

Philosophy of Disability at philoSOPHIA (Online/George Mason University, Jun. 2-4)

The 15th annual philoSOPHIA conference “Entangled Ecologies: The Climate of Justice,” gets going online and in person at George Mason University tomorrow, Thursday, June 2, and runs until Saturday, June 4. You can still register for the conference. Information about registration and the full conference program are here. The program committee for this year’s philoSOPHIA conference […]

Speakers List for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 – #PhiDisSocCh3

As I indicated in an earlier post, plans are underway for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3), this year’s edition of the groundbreaking open access, online conference that I co-organize with Jonathan Wolff under the auspices of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 is […]

Report and Video of Disabling Philosophy in the Canadian Context and More

Our symposium in the Canadian Philosophical Association meeting online of Congress 2022 was a huge success. The session was well attended, the presentations were wonderful, and the environment that the participants and attendees created was especially unique for a philosophy conference. I am thrilled with the way that the event unfolded. I posted transcripts of […]

Symposium: Disabling Philosophy in the Canadian Context, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 11:00am-2:15pm EDT

As readers and listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY know, I have written numerous posts on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY about the exclusion of philosophy of disability and of disabled philosophers, especially disabled philosophers of disability, from Canadian philosophy. These exclusions are in addition dominant themes in my books and articles. (For instance, here and here.) On Wednesday, May […]