Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Maeve O’Donovan

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

Children as an Oppressed Class

I am grateful for comments from Adam Kobler (a law professor) and Martine Shelley-Piccinini (an 11-year-old). Skip to the bottom for a summary of the main points, written for a general audience.  In this post, I’m going to argue that children are an oppressed class, in a position similar to 20th Century housewives, working mothers, and […]

Welcome Our Newest Contributor: Mich Ciurria!

BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY is expanding again! Our newest addition to the BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY crew is Mich Ciurria whose recent guest post “Billionaire Philanthropy, Epistemically Corrupt, and Undemocratic” can be found on the blog here. The CFP for a special issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly on moral responibility that Mich is guest editing can be found here. […]

CFP: Feminist Perspectives on Moral Responsibility (Deadline: Apr. 30, 2022)

This is a call for papers for a special issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly on feminist approaches to moral responsibility guest edited by Michelle Ciurria. Feminist philosophy provides unique insight into the ontology, epistemology, psychology, pragmatics, and politics of responsibility. Unlike mainstream philosophy, feminist philosophy “originated in feminist politics and… included from the start discussion of feminist political […]

CFP: 2021 Virtual Conference for Underrepresented Students in Philosophy, Online, May 8th, 2021 (deadline: Apr. 16, 2021)

  2021 Virtual Conference for Underrepresented Students in Philosophy We invite undergraduate students and master’s students to submit papers for the 2021 Conference for Under-Represented Students in Philosophy.  Submissions are due April 16, 2021.  The virtual conference will be held via Zoom on May 8, 2021.   Conference participants (undergraduate students and master’s students) will have the opportunity to present […]

Why Feminist Philosophy of Science? Thurs. Mar. 11, at 5 pm (CET) / 11 am (EST) / 8 am (PST)

Sharon Crasnow and Kristen Intemann, the editors of The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Philosophy of Science, to which I had the pleasure to contribute, will be this week’s speakers at the colloquium of the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (Konrad-Lorenz-Institut für Evolutions- und Kognitionsforschung). This Zoom colloquium will revolve around questions that […]

CFP: Feminist Metaphilosophy (deadline: Mar. 31, 2021)

‘Metaphilosophy’ emerged in the late 1960s as a discipline aimed at investigating the nature of philosophy. General metaphilosophical topics include philosophy’s aims, missions, methods, and objects, as well as philosophy’s relation to other disciplines and society, broadly understood. Within contemporary debates, special attention has been given to the prescriptive dimension of metaphilosophy, which invites normative answers to […]

Opposition to Bill C-7 and Too Many Letters of Reference

No, this post isn’t taking on the important work done on The Philosophers’ Cocoon blog by advising philosophy job applicants about the appropriate contents of their dossier. Rather this post draws upon past interventions that I’ve made on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY and on the earlier Discrimination and Disadvantage blog (here, here, and here) to reiterate that […]

Call For Applications: Wittgenstein and Feminism: Ordinary Language Philosophy’s Contribution to Feminist Theory and Practice, Paris, Mar. 26-27, 2021 (deadline: Dec. 1, 2020)

International Conference and Graduate Workshops “Wittgenstein and Feminism: Ordinary Language Philosophy’s Contribution to Feminist Theory and Practice” Date: March 26th – 27th, 2021 Location: Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France Keynotes: Caterina Botti (University of Rome — La Spienza, Italy) Alice Crary (New School for Social Research, New York, USA) Chon Tejedor (University of Valencia, Spain) Over […]