Open Letter on Behalf of U.K. Disabled, Chronically Ill, and Neurodivergent PhD Students Due to COVID-19

The Open Letter copied below has been circulated by philosophy Ph.D. student Zara Bain and other Ph.D students across the U.K. university system. ____________________________________________________________ An Open Letter Regarding Specific Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled, Chronically Ill and Neurodivergent PhD Students Due to COVID-19 14 May 2020 To: UKRI, UK Research Councils and Research Funding bodies, and […]

From Scarcity to Abundance: Reconfiguring The Means of Production During the Pandemic

Disabled activists and philosophers have made a number of interventions on social media, blogs, podcasts, and so on with respect to the pandemic and disabled people. Most of these contributions to critical discourse about the pandemic and disability have been concerned with distribution, disability, and discrimination: who should get medical attention, who should have access […]

Happy Trans Day of Visibility!

Today is Trans Day of Visibility, so it seems like the ideal time to remind you that in December of last year, Ray Briggs wrote a fantastic guest post for BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY entitled, “Practical Suggestions for My Cis Colleagues in Philosophy.” You can find Ray’s guest post on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY here. On Facebook, Ray linked […]

CFP: Putting the “Social” In Social Justice: Equality, Equity and Feasibility, Concordia University, Mar. 13-15, 2020 (deadline: Feb. 15, 2020)

Concordia University’s graduate student philosophy association invites submissions for its 2020 graduate student conference. The conference will be held on March 13-15 at Concordia University (Montreal, QC). The topic of the conference is social justice. Keynote speakers: Carol C. Gould (CUNY) and Samantha Brennan (Guelph) We are seeking papers that address topics such as equality, […]

Do Disabled Canadians Vote?

A federal election is taking place in Canada today. All across the country, eligible voters will submit their ballots to determine the next federal government here. The months and weeks leading up to the election have been rife with controversies and scandals, including the SNC-Lavalin affair, Bill 21 in Quebec, and shocking revelations and photographs […]

Racial Emancipation by Charles W. Mills

Racial Emancipation by Charles W. Mills Presented in the session “Emancipatory Knowledge,” Emancipation Conference, Technical University Berlin, May 26, 2018 For a European audience in general, and perhaps for a German audience in particular, my title may seem strange. What does “race” have to do with emancipation, or knowledge, or indeed anything? Isn’t “race” a […]