Notes on a Recent Appointment with a Psychiatrist (Guest Post)

Guest Post by Anonymous Philosophy Student I will be attending a philosophy MA program in the UK soon, and as I have never been to the country, I planned a preliminary trip to the city in which my university resides to orient myself. I was soon reminded of my severe fear of flight. I canceled […]

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 […]

CFA: Contested Identities: Critical Conceptualisations of the Human, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Nov. 22-23, 2019 (deadline: Sept. 7, 2019)

The South African Society for Critical Theory (SASCT) invites abstract submissions of up to 500 words for its 3rd Annual Conference which will take place at the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, from the 22nd to the 23rd of November 2019. Keynote Speaker: Professor Lewis Gordon SASCT is pleased to announce that the keynote speaker […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ableist Language and Other Everyday Assaults on Disabled People (or, Stop Talking About “People with Disabilities”!)

Language, a ubiquitous sociopolitical mechanism, operates intentionally and nonsubjectively, and can produce microaggressions whose effects are far-reaching. Language, Lane Greene remarks, is a genius system with no genius. “Bound by rules, yet constantly changing,” Greene notes, “language might be the ultimate self-regulating system, with nobody in charge” (Greene 2018). In systems of language, words and […]