Countdown to Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3), Zoom/Online, Dec. 6-9, 2022!

Here at BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY we are very happy because Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 – #PhiDisSocCh3 – is only a little over a week away! Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3) will take place December 6-8, 13:00-18:20 GMT/8:00-13:20 EST/5-10:20 PST and Dec. 9 13:00-19:00 GMT/8:00-14:00 EST/5:00-11:00 PST exclusively online. The conference, which is […]

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 […]

CFP: Southern Movements: Transnational Feminist Praxis and Philosophical Interventions, philoSOPHIA 16th Annual Conference, UNC-Charlotte/Online, Jun. 1-3, 2023 (deadline: Dec. 15, 2022)

Keynotes: Ochy Curiel, Jasbir K. Puar, Stephanie Rivera Berruz, and Lindsey Stewart. This year, we invite contributions that promote a broad understanding of feminist theorizing and organizing through an examination of both regional and diasporic relations between the U.S. South and the Global South, including relations among African, Indigenous, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Asian […]

Nondisabled People Always Win the “Hunger Games” of Academic Publishing and Tenure

This year, only one department lists “disability studies” amongst its desired areas of specialization; namely, California Polytechnic State University’s AOS is “Technology Ethics, as related to Feminist Ethics and/or Disability Studies.” No department is looking for a specialist in critical disability theory or crip theory. Based on a keyword search, the word “disability” appears in […]

CFP: Feminist Approaches to Moral Responsibility (deadline: April 30, 2023)

This is a call for papers for a special issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly on feminist approaches to moral responsibility. Feminist philosophy provides unique insight into the ontology, epistemology, psychology, pragmatics, and politics of responsibility. Unlike mainstream philosophy, feminist philosophy is inherently political and committed to social change. Feminist theory seeks to diagnose a range of interlocking […]

Friday Musings About the Exclusions of Feminist Philosophers

BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY blogger Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril posted a few Twitter threads a couple of days ago that highlight some of the detrimental statements and assumptions that Elizabeth Barnes makes in The Minority Body, including a thread that draws attention to (as I point out in Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability) the way that Barnes draws […]

Canadian Philosophers: Your Ableism is Killing Us (CW: Suicide)

If you pay some attention to Canadian philosophy Twitter, you might have gotten the impression over the last week that the most pressing issue for Canadian philosophers was the closure due to the Emancipation Day holiday on Monday of stores that sell high-quality coffee beans. If you scrolled through Twitter a bit longer, however, you […]