Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Nathan Moore

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

Correspondence From a Cyborg about the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities Conference

BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY received the correspondence below over the weekend. The ongoing inaccessibility of the ASBH conferences reproduces the exclusion of disabled philosophers from the profession, the marginalization of critical philosophical work on disability, and the eugenic impetus of bioethics more generally. ____________________________________________________________ Hi Shelley: Please consider this for publication on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. This is something […]

What “Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change” Will Be and Do

We are currently at work to set up the webpage for “Philosophy, Disabiilty, and Social Change,” the online conference that will take place from December 9th-11th. I posted the draft program for the conference last week here. The final program is now set and the webpage for the conference should be operational very soon. Needless […]

AAT Transcript for The Question of Inclusion in Philosophy: Alcoff, Mills, Tremain, LaVine, and Lewis

Academic Audio Transcription (@AAT_transcribes), a fantastic transcription service owned and operated by disabled philosophy graduate student Zara Bain, employs disabled philosophy graduate students and other disabled graduate students who produce excellent transcripts for podcasts, Zoom sessions, videos, etc. Zara’s company recently completed a transcript of “The Question of Inclusion in Philosophy,” a Zoom session in […]

Ableism and Racism in Canadian Philosophy

I hope that by now many of you have read or listened to the comment thread of the June 25th post at Daily Nous about the large grant that the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada awarded to the “Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy” project. In case you didn’t, here […]

COVID-19 and The Naturalization of Vulnerability

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and especially since its effects began to be more directly experienced in Canada, I have carefully watched growing discussions about the pandemic, “seniors,” disabled people, “vulnerability,” and nursing homes unfold on social media and in the mainstream popular press. In particular, I am attentive to the ways that […]

Back on the Anti-Ableist Hobby Horse Again

Question: What do Licia Carlson, Andy Clark, Leslie Francis, Sara Goering, Chris Kaposy, Serene Khader, Eva Kittay, Will Kymlicka, Monique Lanoix, Joel Reynolds, Cynthia Stark, and Jonathan Wolff have in common? Answer: All of them are nondisabled philosophers whose careers have been advanced with publications on disability. None of them has a disabled philosopher of […]

Reminder CFP: Special Issue: Diversity in Philosophy (deadline: Apr. 30, 2020)

We are soliciting papers for a special issue of Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences, for publication in November 2020, on the broad topic of diversity in philosophy. Symposion is a fully open-access journal, which we hope will mean that the contributions will reach a wide audience including those with no or limited access […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Emily R. Douglas

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

What’s Ahead: Against Natural(izing) Disability

Much of my writing, teaching, service, and activism in philosophy has been designed to undermine a cluster of assumptions about the relation between nature and nurture, that is, a cluster of assumptions about the relation between biology and society, assumptions that remain embedded in philosophical discourses, variously naturalizing disability, gender, race, and other apparatuses of […]