Excluded, By Design

I began my earlier review of Widdows’s Perfect Me by wondering which is preferable: a feminist text such as Widdows’s that seems to add disability to its analysis as an afterthought (and in doing so naturalizes and rebiologizes disability) or a feminist text such as Kate Manne’s Down Girl  that disregards the apparatus of disability […]

Abstract for My Keynote Address at the Disabling Normativities Conference, University of Witwatersrand, Oct. 1-3, 2019

Here is the abstract for my Keynote Address at the Disabling Normativities conference in Johannesburg in October: Philosophy is the most conservative and homogeneous discipline across the humanities and social sciences with respect to areas of inquiry and specialization. The homogeneity of the topics and questions studied in philosophy is, furthermore, co-constitutive with the homogeneity […]

Perfect You

[On January 2 of this year, the day after BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY was launched, I posted a review of Widdows’s Perfect Me. Since this review of Widdows’s book is having a revival of sorts on Twitter and, furthermore, since many new readers/listeners might have missed the review when I initially posted it at the New Year, […]

CFP: Critically Sick: New Phenomenologies of Illness, Madness, and Disability (deadline: Oct. 15, 2019)

Special Issue of Puncta: Journal of Critical Phenomenology Guest editors: Emily R. Douglas (McGill University) and Corinne Lajoie (Penn State University) Puncta is seeking new work for a special issue on critical phenomenologies of sickness, madness, and disability. A cursory search for scholarly work explicitly addressing the intersections of phenomenology and mad and disability scholarship […]

The Future of Feminist Philosophy and Opportunities Squandered

When I recently said “goodbye” to someone whom I’m wild about, I screwed it up. Come to think of it, on that occasion, I didn’t do a great job of “hello” either. But the farewell was certainly a missed opportunity. I said something like “It means so much to me to have your friendship.” Which […]

Philosophy of Disability as Critical Diversity Studies-Now Published!

In a previous post, I indicated that my article “Philosophy of Disability as Critical Diversity Studies” was forthcoming in the exciting inaugural issue of International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies (IJCDS). The issue, which is dated June 2018, has now been published and its table of contents can be found here. The unusual nature of […]

Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability at Pacific APA This Thursday!

While many of you are preoccupied reading or listening to this Wednesday’s fourth-anniversary installment of Dialogues on Disability, Melinda and I will be en route to Vancouver for the Pacific APA where, on Thursday, from 1-4 p.m., the symposium on my book, Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, will take place. The roster for the […]

(How) I Ruined the APA’s Reputation Amongst Disability Studies Scholars

I think it would be safe to say that I have ruined the reputation of the American Philosophical Association (APA) in the disability studies community. I admit it. Nevertheless, I want to emphasize that doing so wasn’t a difficult thing to do. My earlier uncoordinated complaints and criticisms notwithstanding, I first publicly tarnished the APA’s […]

Heading to the Pacific APA Next Month?

Maybe you are heading to the Pacific APA next month. You’ve considered checking out the symposium on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability; but you haven’t read/listened to the book. So, you’re wondering if the session would be worth your while. Maybe you should go to another session instead. Maybe you should instead go outside […]