Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, October 16th, at 8 a.m. EST

“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 “The Dialogues on Disability platform … has been very helpful to me, especially at times where I did not feel I belong in the world of […]

Reviews of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

In the past week, two very positive reviews of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability have appeared (well, if they appeared before last week, I was unaware that they had been published). I was happy to read that, for the most part, the two reviews focus on and draw out disparate aspects of the book. […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Alison Reiheld

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

CFP: Social Visibility (deadline: Oct. 1, 2020)

Special issue of Philosophical Topics Guest editors: Matthew Congdon and Alice Crary If we are to register and respond rightly to conditions of suffering and injustice, these conditions must be visible. Unjust circumstances, and those harmed by them, must appear worthy of attention and practical response, so that they are taken to issue in intelligible and […]

CFP: Reading and Translating The Second Sex Globally (deadline: Mar. 1, 2020)

Simone de Beauvoir Studies Special Issue “Reading and Translating The Second Sex Globally” Guest Editors: Sylvie Chaperon and Marine Rouch Deadline: March 1, 2020 Since its publication in France in 1949, The Second Sex has been translated into dozens of languages, and each time in a particular editorial, intellectual, and feminist context. Each translation has given rise to different […]

Some Notes on Dembroff on Hacking, Disability, and Kinds of People

This morning I quickly looked at Robin Dembroff’s “Real Talk on the Metaphysics of Gender,” which is forthcoming in a special issue of Philosophical Topics edited by Takaoka and Manne. In this post, I want to mention a few problems that I noticed on my first quick read of Dembroff’s article. I hope that if […]

CFP: Critical Vulnerabilities: Political, Epistemological, and Ontological Issues, Université de Montréal, Jan. 29-31, 2020 (deadline: Oct. 1, 2019)

How are we to understand vulnerabilities from a feminist standpoint? To this apparently simple question, the Symposium of feminist philosophy calls for complex and critical answers. The concept of vulnerability, quite popular amongst scholars from various disciplines, arises from a daily, concrete reality which is central to numerous feminist work on the “ordinary” dimension of […]

Are Some Trans People Disabled? Are Some Disabled People Trans?

Yes and yes, and these are two (but only two) of the reasons why feminist philosophers need to do a much better job than they have thus far done to integrate analyses of ableism into their interventions in the ongoing debates in philosophy about gender and transgender and their work more generally. The interventions into […]