Autistic Experience in the Majority World, Wed. Apr. 26, Online

Autism and neurodiversity are terms that are gaining use in everyday conversation. The recognition of the diversity of neurological being represents a paradigm shift. Discussions about this have traditionally been orchestrated in a few countries in the west. This is a problem because it cuts us off from relevant world history, human context and opportunities. […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Kristin Rodier

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

A Brief Review of Hay’s Think Like a Feminist (Repost)

[This review appeared on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY last year on March 9th, the day following International Women’s Day. The original post of it is here.] Yesterday marked International Women’s Day and thus my Twitter feed was replete with neoliberal corporate and other ableist governmental discourses about women’s achievements and goals to commemorate the occasion. Several tweets […]

Registration for Troubling Access: Ableism and New Movements in Philosophy of Disability, Athabasca University/University of Alberta/Online, Mar. 30, 2023

The Athabasca University J-Series and the Canada Research Chair in Critical Disability Studies at the University of Alberta are co-organizing “Troubling Access: Ableism & New Movements in Philosophy of Disability,” an interactive online event that will take place on March 30, 2023, 2:00pm-4:00pm MT (4:00pm-6:00 ET). The speakers in the event are me, Johnathan Flowers, […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, March 15, at 8am 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 “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 […]

Troubling Access: Ableism & New Movements in Philosophy of Disability, Athabasca University/University of Alberta/Online, Mar. 30, 2023

The Athabasca University J-Series and the Canada Research Chair in Critical Disability Studies at the University of Alberta are co-organizing “Troubling Access: Ableism & New Movements in Philosophy of Disability,” an interactive online event that will take place on March 30, 2023, 2:00pm-4:00pm MT (4:00pm-6:00 ET). The speakers in the event are me, Johnathan Flowers, […]

Why Philosophers (and Everybody Else) Should Stop Using Footnotes

When I sent out submission instructions to the invited contributors of The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability, I informed them that the book would use endnotes rather than footnotes and instructed them that their use of endnotes must be kept to a minimum. Extensive use of footnotes and endnotes usually indicates that the writing […]

Excerpt from “New Movement in Philosophy: Philosophy of Disability,” introduction to The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability

Philosophy departments in Canada and elsewhere continue to exclude philosophers of disability, especially disabled philosophers of disability, posing real threats to our very lives, including our ability to afford safe shelter, our food security, and our unwillingness to succumb to MAiD. Thus, The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability is urgently needed; indeed, its publication […]

Philosophy of Disability at the Eastern APA, NYC, Jan. 15-18, 2024

I am happy to report that the Eastern APA Program Committee has invited me to present in a symposium on my work on Philosophy of Disability at next year’s Eastern APA conference. The conference will take place in New York City, January 15-18, 2024. The session will have two commentators. My thanks to Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson […]

Dialogues on Disability: OPENING THE ARCHIVES

WELCOME! No new installment of the Dialogues on Disability series will be posted this month. Instead, I have decided to OPEN THE ARCHIVES of the Dialogues on Disability series for this ninety-fifth installment. As we approach the eighth-anniversary installment of the series, now is the perfect time for you to revisit some of your favorite […]