Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, July 15th, at 8 a.m. ET

“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 […]

U.K. Disabled Students in The Guardian: A Response to the Open Letter

Earlier in the week, I posted about an Open Letter that Zara Bain and other disabled Ph.D. students across the university system in the U.K. have circulated. The Open Letter calls upon university administrations to address the specific detrimental effects with respect to their educations that disabled students are experiencing due to COVID-19. Their efforts […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Quayshawn Spencer Redux

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the sixty-second 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 a […]

Governing COVID in Brazil: Ableism and Authoritarianism

Governing COVID in Brazil: Dissecting the Ableist and Reluctant Authoritarian* By  Francisco Ortega and Michael Orsini Brazilians, says President Jair Bolsonaro, are so tough they can fend off this pesky COVID-19 virus, the same virus that has killed more than 147,000+ people worldwide and counting.  Likening COVID-19 to a “little flu”, the Brazilian leader has exposed, once […]

From Scarcity to Abundance: Reconfiguring The Means of Production During the Pandemic

Disabled activists and philosophers have made a number of interventions on social media, blogs, podcasts, and so on with respect to the pandemic and disabled people. Most of these contributions to critical discourse about the pandemic and disability have been concerned with distribution, disability, and discrimination: who should get medical attention, who should have access […]

Reconfiguring Values: A Riposte to Agnes Callard

In Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, I argue that disability is a complex and complicated apparatus of power rather than a personal property, attribute, or difference, as assumed on the individualized and medicalized conceptions of disability that most philosophers (including most philosophers of disability) hold. In order to make this argument, I employ Foucault’s […]

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability is close to publication and thus can now be pre-ordered at the Oxford University Press website here. I have copied the Table of Contents below for your inspection. (An earlier version of the TOC appears at the OUP website). ___________________________________________________________________________________ Table of Contents List of Contributors xvIntroduction xxiiiAdam […]

CFP: philoSOPHIA 2020, Vanderbilt, May 17-20, 2020 (deadline: Dec. 15, 2019)

(A poster with the following information appears at the end of this post) A Society for Continental Feminism, 14th Annual Conference philoSOPHIA 2020 — Hosted by Vanderbilt University and Kelly Oliver Plenary Speakers: Kathryn Sophia Belle (Penn State), Lisa Guenther (Queen’s, Canada), Tracy Sharpley Whiting (Vanderbilt) Plenary Panel: New Perspectives on Disability: Kim Q. Hall, […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Alison Reiheld

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

Disability is Social, Political, and Linked to Epistemic Injustice: An Academic Exploration and Personal Reflection (Guest Post)

Guest Post By David, Incarcerated at Tomoka Correctional Institution in Daytona Beach, FL   “[T]he risks associated with disability are widely understood to be merely or mostly biological, rather than, as I understand it, significantly social and political” (Hall 2016, 10). This quote lays the foundation for the argument I would like to raise about […]