CFP: philoSOPHIA 2020, Vanderbilt, May 14-17, 2020 (deadline: Dec. 15, 2019)

philoSOPHIA 2020 — Hosted by Vanderbilt University and Kelly Oliver Plenary Speakers: Kathryn Sophia Belle (Penn State), Lisa Guenther (Queen’s) , Tracy Sharpley Whiting (Vanderbilt) Plenary Panel: New Perspectives on Disability: Kim Q. Hall, Melinda Hall, Joel Reynolds, Shelley Tremain The conference will have two workshop streams: (1) Rethinking Prisons; and (2) Rethinking Disability Submit […]

CFP: Animal Ethics: Questioning the Orthodoxy (deadline: Sept. 30, 2019)

Guest editors: Herwig Grimm and Susana Monsó (Messerli Research Institute Vienna) It has become commonplace to refer to the success of animal ethics and the animal turn in philosophy. Since Singer and Regan published their ground-breaking works more than forty years ago, animal ethics has become an institutionalised field of research. This is mirrored in the appearance of entire journals, book series, text […]

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 […]

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, […]

Pitching a Post for BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

In a few weeks, BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY will have been active for six months. During that time, more than 130 items have appeared here. Our readership/listenership is steadily increasing in numbers and expanding internationally. Every day, more and more philosophers and close associates read/listen to posts here and become a part of the global BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY […]

CFP: Feminist Theory and Science: The Inspiring and Tangled Relationship, University of Porto, Oct. 24-26, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 20, 2019)

Special Symposium on Feminisms in Science The list of suggested topics to explore includes (but is not limited to): Feminist thought as a vehicle of interdisciplinarity in the reflection on science Feminist approaches as an important factor in reshaping the contemporary philosophy, sociology, and the history of science Have feminisms changed science due to their […]

Women in Modern Philosophy: An International Conference, Rio de Janiero State University, Jun. 17-20, 2019

Keynote speakers: ·       Ruth Hagengruber – Paderborn University ·       Marilena Chauí – University of São Paulo ·       Lisa Shapiro – Simon Fraser University ·       Ulysses Pinheiro – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro ·       Sabbrina Ebbersmeyer – University of Copenhagen ·       Lia Levy – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ·       Sarah Hutton – University of York ·       Christine Lopes – Independent […]

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 […]