Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Kristina Lebedeva

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

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 […]

“Gas-lighting, Discrimination, and Humiliation: The Day-to-Day Experience of a Disabled Academic” by Kay Inckle

This morning, Zara Bain (interviewed for Dialogues on Disability in May 2015) posted the article below on Twitter. The article, which was published in February of this year, deserves wide circulation. ________________________________________________________________________________ Gas-lighting, Discrimination, and Humiliation: The Day-to-Day Experience of a Disabled Academic By Kay Inckle “The university might deem it reasonable for you to […]

Dorian, Disaster Relief, and Disabled People

In her excellent and provocative post the other day, Melinda drew attention to a number of the political, social, and economic implications of and issues that surround “natural” disasters, including the ways that these disasters tie into climate change and the warming of the planet. Melinda and her family have now evacuated. The last word […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Joe Rachiele

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

Galileo, Blind, Saw Stars With His Body

The essay below appeared today on Planet of the Blind here and has been reprinted on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY with permission. _____________________________________________________________________ Galileo, Blind, Saw Stars With His Body by Stephen Kuusisto* Yes people go blind late in life and they go on living, seeing in different ways. Sight is an immoderate thing which makes its […]

Final CFA: Epistemic Injustice in the Aftermath of Collective Wrongdoing Workshop, University of Bern, Dec. 6-7, 2019 (deadline: Apr. 30, 2019)

Confirmed Speakers: Maria Baghramian (University College Dublin)Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University)José Medina (Northwestern University)Gaile Pohlhaus (Miami University)Imge Oranli (Koç University)Melanie Altanian (University of Bern) I am inviting papers on the topic of epistemic injustice broadly conceived, including testimonial injustice, hermeneutical injustice and ignorance, either applied to a case study of collective wrongdoing such as crimes against humanity, […]

(How) I Ruined the APA’s Reputation Amongst Disability Studies Scholars

I think it would be safe to say that I have ruined the reputation of the American Philosophical Association (APA) in the disability studies community. I admit it. Nevertheless, I want to emphasize that doing so wasn’t a difficult thing to do. My earlier uncoordinated complaints and criticisms notwithstanding, I first publicly tarnished the APA’s […]

Signs of Blind People

If you used Google to get here and you are sighted, you might have noticed that the graphic for Google Doodle today commemorates the introduction of tenji block on railway platforms in Okayama, Japan, fifty-two years ago today. “Tenji block” is the name that Seiichi Miyake gave to the tactile paving slabs that he invented […]