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 […]

Elia Nathan Bravo on Witches and Empty Concepts

Elia Nathan Bravo did not believe in witches, not in the classical European sense of  a “sorceress with the power to cast curses thanks to a fidelity pact with the devil.” (Nathan Bravo 2002: 122)  Even more, she was certain that there were no witches, at least as certain as we are that there are […]

Hirji and the Naturalization of Oppression

Features of the methodology of analytic philosophy that, according to Tina Fernandes Botts, render it inadequate for work in critical philosophical work on race and racism can likewise be recognized in analytic philosophy of disability. My argument is that these features of analytic philosophy render it inadequate for the articulation of a conception of disability […]

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 […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Gen Eickers

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

In Memoriam: Kathryn (a.k.a. Kate) Pauly Morgan 1943-2022

I was very sad and surprised to read about the recent death (September 16, 2022) of Kathryn Pauly Morgan, Professor Emerita and long-time member of the Philosophy Department at University of Toronto. Kathryn–Kate–was a huge influence on me during my doctoral years at York University, especially when I took her feminist theory course at U […]

Preliminary Program for Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3), Zoom/Online, Dec. 6-9, 2022

Below you will find the preliminary program for the amazing Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3) conference that takes 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. Registration and additional information for this pathbreaking conference will be made available soon! The schedule below (and henceforth) is in GMT. […]

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 […]