Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, July 20th, at 8 am EDT

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 “I’ve learned so much from Shelley Lynn Tremain’s Dialogues on Disability through the years (and found out about so much exciting work being done by disabled […]

Is Resistance to MAiD a Feminist Issue?

The refusal of feminist bioethicists, (so-called) disability bioethicists, and feminist philosophers in general to address the expansion of MAiD (medically assisted suicide) and eugenics in Canada, albeit predictable, is nonetheless egregious, unethical, and goes against everything feminists should aim to cultivate. Indeed, this refusal should make disabled philosophers (and other disabled people) question the professed […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Stephanie Jenkins

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

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, June 15th, at 8am EDT

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 “I’ve learned so much from Shelley Lynn Tremain’s Dialogues on Disability through the years (and found out about so much exciting work being done by disabled […]

Prestige Bias in Canadian Philosophy Hiring Practices (reprised)

It seems timely to re-run one of my favourite (because so apt and enduring) posts that I wrote several years ago for the Discrimination and Disadvantage blog (now unceremoniously deleted). The post highlights distinctions between how prestige bias manifests in American philosophy departments and how it is produced in Canadian philosophy departments and in other […]

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 […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Andrea Pitts

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

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 […]