De-Platforming Myself

Although you may have seen my name on the program for the upcoming CSWIP conference, I will not be attending the conference, that is, I have withdrawn from the conference. The reasons for my doing so are both complicated and very straightforward. I consider CSWIP (and Canadian philosophy more generally) to be a toxic environment […]

CFP: philoSOPHIA 2020, Vanderbilt, May 14-17, 2020 (deadline: Dec. 15, 2019)

philoSOPHIA 2020 — Hosted by Vanderbilt University and Kelly Oliver Plenary Speakers: Kathryn Sophia Belle (Penn State), Lisa Guenther (Queen’s) , Tracy Sharpley Whiting (Vanderbilt) Plenary Panel: New Perspectives on Disability: Kim Q. Hall, Melinda Hall, Joel Reynolds, Shelley Tremain The conference will have two workshop streams: (1) Rethinking Prisons; and (2) Rethinking Disability Submit […]

Abstract for My Keynote Address at the Disabling Normativities Conference, University of Witwatersrand, Oct. 1-3, 2019

Here is the abstract for my Keynote Address at the Disabling Normativities conference in Johannesburg in October: Philosophy is the most conservative and homogeneous discipline across the humanities and social sciences with respect to areas of inquiry and specialization. The homogeneity of the topics and questions studied in philosophy is, furthermore, co-constitutive with the homogeneity […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Tommy Curry

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

When I Was De-Platformed

For as long as I can remember, nondisabled philosophers (and disabled philosophers who seem to be grappling with the unfortunate effects of internalized ableism) have expressed some kind of hostility when I pointed out that their utterances use terms that have ableist connotations or are ableist in some other way. So, I wasn’t the least […]

More On How Bioethics Fosters Homogeneity in Philosophy and Society in General

It would be difficult to overestimate the constraining effects that the PhilPapers database generates for the development of critical philosophical work on disability. Nor could one overstate the deleterious consequences that accrue to disabled philosophers due to the structure of a spinoff of PhilPapers, namely, PhilJobs, the leading job board in philosophy whose architecture mirrors […]

Pitching a Post for BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

In a few weeks, BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY will have been active for six months. During that time, more than 130 items have appeared here. Our readership/listenership is steadily increasing in numbers and expanding internationally. Every day, more and more philosophers and close associates read/listen to posts here and become a part of the global BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Adam Cureton

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

Some Things to Consider About Disability and Diversity in Philosophy

As readers and listeners of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability know, in the book’s fourth chapter I examine criticisms that feminist philosophers and theorists have directed at Foucault according to which his claims rely upon and reproduce androcentric, sexist, and masculinist biases. In a post at Discrimination and Disadvantage, I summarized remarks that I […]