Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Johnathan Flowers

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

List of Speakers for Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change

Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change, the online conference that I mentioned last week, is four months away; yet, already, anticipation and excitement about the event have started to build. Indeed, I predict that Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change will be the philosophy conference of the year. Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change, which Jonathan Wolff and […]

CFP: Diversity is Not Enough, Eastern APA, NYC, Jan. 4-7, 2021 (deadline: Sept. 1, 2020)

Diversity is Not Enough: Promoting Inclusivity in Academic Philosophy Graduate Student Council Panel Session, Eastern APA 2021 The Graduate Student Council of the American Philosophical Association invites proposals for a session exploring the topic of promoting and cultivating inclusivity and belonging in academic philosophy, to be held at the 2020 APA Eastern Division meeting, January 4-7, […]

Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change (December 2020)

Jonathan Wolff (Oxford) and I will be running an online conference in December, over three consecutive weekday afternoons (U.K. time), on the theme of “Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change.” The full conference program, which will comprise the hottest names in philosophy of disability and provide details about dates and times, will be posted on BIOPOLITICAL […]

Philosophy, The Apparatus of Disability, and the #EugenicsSyllabus Project

In the fifth chapter of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, I argue that bioethics is a strategy of modern eugenics. In earlier articles—such as “Reproductive Freedom, Self-Regulation, and the Government of Impairment In Utero” and “Biopower, Styles of Reasoning, and What’s Still Missing From the Stem Cell Debates”—I pointed out ways in which the […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Paul Lodge

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

Philosophy’s Disability Problem

That disability is naturalized and depoliticized in philosophy and beyond is one of the central reasons why philosophy of disability remains marginalized in the discipline and why disabled philosophers, especially disabled philosophers of disability, continue to be excluded from philosophy departments in Canada and elsewhere. For more than fifteen years, my research and writing have […]

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 […]

Ableism and Racism in Canadian Philosophy

I hope that by now many of you have read or listened to the comment thread of the June 25th post at Daily Nous about the large grant that the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada awarded to the “Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy” project. In case you didn’t, here […]