The Online Accessibility Pledge and Feminist Philosophy Conferences

As the number of philosophers who have signed on to the Online Accessibility Pledge continues to grow, it is worth noting that few feminist philosophers have committed to the pledge. The reluctance or refusal of feminist philosophers to sign the pledge suggests that the structural and systemic character of the apparatus of disability remains largely […]

Online Philosophy Conferences and the Online Accessibility Pledge

The success of the first two Philosophy, Disability and Social Change conferences has demonstrated that online philosophy conferences are a viable and accessible alternative to in-person conferences. Philosophers know by now the many reasons why in-person conferences should be discouraged, if not rendered obsolete: conference air travel has significant detrimental impact on the environment; in-person […]

Disabled Philosophers/Philosophy of Disability at Congress 2022 (Updated)

As I noted in a previous post, I have organized a symposium on the theme “Disabling Philosophy in the Canadian Context” for the Canadian Philosophical Association meeting at the upcoming online Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The participants in the symposium will be: Alex Bryant, Amandine Catala, Emily R. Douglas, Isaac (YunQi) Jiang, […]

Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change 3 #PhiDisSocCh3

It seems as if the Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change 2 Conference took place only recently. But almost three months have gone by since the first day of that conference! I am currently editing and correcting the transcript for the videos of that conference which can be found here. Nevertheless, Jonathan Wolff and I have […]

Philosophy of Disability at the CPA

It occurred to me that readers and listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, especially readers and listeners of the blog who are members of the Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA), might be interested in knowing what is planned for “Disabling Philosophy in the Canadian Context,” the symposium that I have organized for the upcoming meeting of the CPA […]

CFP: Society Must Be Inoculated: COVID-19, Governance, Propaganda, UC-Irvine, May 20, 2022 (deadline: Mar. 11, 2022)

Since COVID-19’s first infection, the virus has mutated. Each expected virological mutation summons increased governmental and medical surveillance, received both positively and suspiciously by the public. The instituted state of exception was most aggressively diagnosed by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. Agamben, however,  is not alone in theorizing the pandemic. Thinkers like Slavoj Zizek, Jean-Luc […]