The Trans/Gender Debates in Philosophy: A New Look for Old Views

In a recent post, I asserted that feminist philosophers must work harder to integrate analyses of ableism into their interventions in the ongoing debates in philosophy about gender and transgender (and in their feminist philosophical work more generally). I pointed out that heretofore interventions in the debates thus far have largely (I could have said […]

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 […]

Philosophy of Disability: Present and Future, No. 4

In this fourth post of Philosophy of Disability: Present and Future—a series of posts designed to explain claims that I made in response to commentators in the Pacific APA symposium on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability—I want to elaborate my claim that naturalization of disability in philosophy has expanded in new directions. My central […]

CFA: Disabling Normativities, Johannesburg, Oct. 1-3, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 28, 2019), With Keynotes

The deadline for abstracts for the Disabling Normativities conference in Johannesburg, Oct. 1-3, 2019, is fast approaching. Confirmed keynote speakers are: Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Andre Keat, Shelley Lynn Tremain and France Winddance Twine Abstracts are invited for 15-minute presentations (each to be followed by open discussion). Abstracts should be 250-300 words in length, accompanied by […]

CFP: Critically Sick: New Phenomenologies of Illness, Madness, and Disability (deadline: Oct. 15, 2019)

Special Issue of Puncta: Journal of Critical Phenomenology Guest editors: Emily R. Douglas (McGill University) and Corinne Lajoie (Penn State University) Puncta is seeking new work for a special issue on critical phenomenologies of sickness, madness, and disability. A cursory search for scholarly work explicitly addressing the intersections of phenomenology and mad and disability scholarship […]

CFP: Violence and Film (deadline: Sept. 1, 2019)

“Violence and Film” Special Issue of Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence Edited by Chris Fleming (University of Western Sydney) and George A. Dunn (IUPUI) PJCV is seeking articles dealing with philosophical issues that arise in connection with the depiction of violence in film and television. Violence, real or threatened, drives the plots of many, […]

CFP: Global Structural Injustice and Minority Rights, Northeastern, Boston, Mar. 13-15, 2020 (deadline: July 1, 2019)

Keynote Speakers Avigail Eisenberg, University of Victoria Stephen Gardiner, University of Washington Catherine Lu, McGill University Conference Theme The concept of structural injustice is one that has been given a lot of attention by political philosophers in recent years. Iris Young defined structural injustice as a kind of moral wrong that is distinct from unjust, […]

CFP: Philosophy and/of Inclusion-MAP CEU, Central European University, May 3-4, 2019 (deadline: Apr. 7, 2019)

Description: The CEU chapter of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) is planning a two-day symposium organized around the topic of underrepresented or oppressed demographics within philosophy and academia, and society in general. Through presented work and facilitated workshops, we want this symposium to highlight standpoint specific thinking and experiences addressing the issues of inequality and inclusion, […]