Situating Disabled Philosophers and Philosophy of Disability in Philosophy

Presented to Disabling Normativities Conference, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Oct. 2, 2019 [Good morning. To increase the accessibility of my presentation, I’ve now posted it to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, the philosophy blog that I co-coordinate. So, if you have a cellphone, a laptop, a tablet, or some other device with you and you’d like […]

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 […]

CFP: Philosophy Born of Struggle, Grand Rapids, MI, Nov. 1-2, 2019 (Extended deadline: Aug. 31, 2019)

The 25th Philosophy Born of Struggle conference will be held at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Philosophy Born of Struggle asks for papers or roundtable/panel proposals on neglected philosophers whose works can be considered contributions to philosophies born of struggle. Keynote speaker: Juliet Hooker We welcome submissions inspired by the conference theme. […]

Ableism and the Epistemic Supremacy of Nondisabled Philosophers

Whether on the street or in the mall, the first lessons about disabled people that (nondisabled) parents and other (nondisabled) adults generally convey to children are in some respects prohibitive, usually imparted in hushed tones: don’t stare at that handicapped person; don’t look at her like that; it’s not polite to stare; just act like […]

CFP: Special Issue of JCSCORE on Disability Justice, Race, and Education (deadline: Sept. 13, 2019)

The Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity (JCSCORE) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published by the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), a production of the University of Oklahoma Outreach. JCSCORE (ISSN 2642-2387) is committed to promoting an exchange of ideas that can transform lives, enhance learning, and improve human relations […]

Are Some Trans People Disabled? Are Some Disabled People Trans?

Yes and yes, and these are two (but only two) of the reasons why feminist philosophers need to do a much better job than they have thus far done to integrate analyses of ableism into their interventions in the ongoing debates in philosophy about gender and transgender and their work more generally. The interventions into […]

Adding BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY To Your Toolbox

As we continue to foster a readership/listenership across continents, I want to encourage readers and listeners who either come here regularly or have only recently found us to draw upon the resources that BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY offers. If you browse through our pages, posts, and archives, you will find essays, reprinted articles, CFPs, and other items […]

One of The Latest Faces of Ableism in Philosophy

In my most recent post of the Philosophy of Disability: Present and Future series, I explained some of Foucault’s ideas about the productive character of power, including the idea that power is most effective that enables subjects to act in order to constrain them. One of the most effective ways in which relations of productive […]