CFP: Activism and Philosophy (deadline: Sept. 1, 2019)

Essays in PhilosophyVolume 21, Number 1Issue Date: January 2020Submission Deadline: September 1, 2019Editor: Ramona Ilea (Pacific University) Essays in Philosophy is an open-access journal. For more information on the Board of Advisers, see https://commons.pacificu.edu/eip/editorialboard.html. The journal is currently accepting submissions for a special issue called “Activism and Philosophy.” For this issue, we seek articles that […]

Black Women Philosophers Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, Mar. 15-16, 2019

What does a philosopher look like? Inevitably, our mental pictures are shaped by the dominant imagery of the white male marble busts of Greco-Roman antiquity—Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca—and their modern European heirs—Hobbes, Descartes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Mill. Even today Western philosophy is largely male and overwhelmingly white—about 97 percent in the U.S., close to […]

Beyond Inclusive Syllabi

[Occasionally, I will (re)post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY essays, data, or other information that I previously posted on the Discrimination and Disadvantage blog. The following post appeared on Discrimination and Disadvantage  in October of last year.] Nondisabled white women are generally included whenever philosophers wish to identify various underrepresented groups in the profession. Indeed, these women are generally given priority […]