Language and Social Construction

Signs and languages are very useful tools for social coordination and thus play a central role in most, if not all, social practices, but I doubt they are actually necessary to achieve meaningful social interaction (i.e., interactions that generate normative expectations, and not just patterns of actions and re-actions). Consider the fashionable example of hostile […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Johnathan Flowers

Hello, I am Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the ninety-fourth 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 […]

Webinaire Justice Épistémique // Epistemic Justice Webinar

La Chaire de recherche du Canada sur l’injustice et l’agentivité épistémiques lance une nouvelle série de conférences en ligne, mettant de l’avant des chercheur-es sous-représenté-es en philosophie et dans le monde académique et/ou qui travaillent sur des questions liées aux groupes minorisés. Les séances auront lieu entièrement en ligne sur Zoom. La Chaire est ravie […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 8 a.m. ET

I have read almost all of your interviews and they are always wonderful. …  I am really looking forward to the next installment of Dialogues on Disability.” — Adrian Piper “I’ve learned so much from Shelley Lynn Tremain’s Dialogues on Disability through the years (and found out about so much exciting work being done by disabled […]

Some of Our Favourite BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Posts From 2022

At BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, we are pleased with everything that we post. But here are some of our favourite posts from 2022. Please search the blog’s archives for additional interventions, Dialogues on Disability interviews, exploratory essays, and more! January Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Adrian Ekizian Barton (Shelley) Special Issue on Indigeneity and Disability (Shelley) Academic Gatekeeping […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Sofia Jeppsson

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

Feedback on Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change 3 #PhiDisSocCh3

As readers and listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY will know, from Tuesday to Friday of last week, the third edition of Philosophy, Disability and Social Change — Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 #PhiDisSocCh3 — took place online. The conference was a huge success with radical, innovative, insightful, and provocative presentations and discussions over the course […]

We Haven’t Gone Anywhere!

Are you wondering where to spend your surfing time now that you’ve left Twitter? Are you wondering where you will now find out about cutting-edge biopolitical analyses in philosophy? Are you worried about how you can stay in the loop? Come here and stay a while! We’re still here and we’re still ad-free, still as […]

Bioethics (De)Mystified: A Foucauldian Argument For Why Bioethics Must Be Abolished

In “Bioethics as a Technology of Government,” the fifth chapter of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, I assert that bioethics emerged as a technology of government to resolve the problem that the production of disability poses for the neoliberal management of societies (Tremain 2017, pp. 159-202). In particular, disability is constituted as a problem […]

Registration for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 (#PhiDiscSocCh3)

I had hoped that registration would, by now, be open for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3). With the first two editions of the conference, we advertised the final program and opened registration in September. This year, however, the University of Oxford/Blavatnik School of Government has been conducting an overhaul of its website and […]