Why You Shouldn’t Take Too Seriously This Entry on Disability in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Within both the discipline and profession of philosophy, the exact nature of the differences between two methodological approaches—namely, (so-called) analytic philosophy and (so-called) continental philosophy—has been a contested matter and source of controversy for quite some time, in part because these approaches embody disparate institutional positions with respect to status and prestige. Although analytic philosophy […]

What Canadian Philosophers Won’t Do

Someone could easily come up with a host of things that Canadian feminist philosophers would, predictably, refuse to do, including invite a “gender-critical” feminist philosopher to keynote at an annual CSWIP conference and promote (on social media and elsewhere) a philosopher who is a notorious sexual harasser of his philosophy graduate students. No group of […]

Dialogues on Disability With Elaina Gauthier-Mamaril and Johnathan Flowers

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I would like to welcome you to the eighth-anniversary 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 about a range […]

Autistic Experience in the Majority World, Wed. Apr. 26, Online

Autism and neurodiversity are terms that are gaining use in everyday conversation. The recognition of the diversity of neurological being represents a paradigm shift. Discussions about this have traditionally been orchestrated in a few countries in the west. This is a problem because it cuts us off from relevant world history, human context and opportunities. […]

A Brief Review of Hay’s Think Like a Feminist (Repost)

[This review appeared on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY last year on March 9th, the day following International Women’s Day. The original post of it is here.] Yesterday marked International Women’s Day and thus my Twitter feed was replete with neoliberal corporate and other ableist governmental discourses about women’s achievements and goals to commemorate the occasion. Several tweets […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, March 15, at 8am 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 […]

Troubling Access: Ableism & New Movements in Philosophy of Disability, Athabasca University/University of Alberta/Online, Mar. 30, 2023

The Athabasca University J-Series and the Canada Research Chair in Critical Disability Studies at the University of Alberta are co-organizing “Troubling Access: Ableism & New Movements in Philosophy of Disability,” an interactive online event that will take place on March 30, 2023, 2:00pm-4:00pm MT (4:00pm-6:00 ET). The speakers in the event are me, Johnathan Flowers, […]

Why Philosophers (and Everybody Else) Should Stop Using Footnotes

When I sent out submission instructions to the invited contributors of The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability, I informed them that the book would use endnotes rather than footnotes and instructed them that their use of endnotes must be kept to a minimum. Extensive use of footnotes and endnotes usually indicates that the writing […]