CFP: Putting the "Social" In Social Justice: Equality, Equity and Feasibility, Concordia University, Mar. 13-15, 2020 (deadline: Feb. 15, 2020)

Concordia University’s graduate student philosophy association invites submissions for its 2020 graduate student conference. The conference will be held on March 13-15 at Concordia University (Montreal, QC). The topic of the conference is social justice. Keynote speakers: Carol C. Gould (CUNY) and Samantha Brennan (Guelph) We are seeking papers that address topics such as equality, […]

Constructing Social Hierarchy II, MIT, Dec. 6, 2019

Program: 9:00 Morning Tea 9:30: Susanna Siegel (Harvard), Are There Norms of Attention? 1100: Break 11:30: Elisabeth Camp and Carolina Flores (Rutgers), Framing Our Way to Resistance 1:00 Lunch 2:00: Greg Rastell (Melbourne), Generic: Inference and Accommodation 3:30 Break 4:00: Jason Stanley (Yale), The Problem of Ignorance in the Age of Information 5:30: Reception Catered […]

Do Disabled Canadians Vote?

A federal election is taking place in Canada today. All across the country, eligible voters will submit their ballots to determine the next federal government here. The months and weeks leading up to the election have been rife with controversies and scandals, including the SNC-Lavalin affair, Bill 21 in Quebec, and shocking revelations and photographs […]

CFP: Global Structural Injustice and Minority Rights, Northeastern University, Mar. 13-15, 2020 (deadline: extended to Aug. 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: Neglected Philosophers of Struggle, 25th Philosophy Born in Struggle Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, Nov. 1-2, 2019 (deadline: Aug. 15, 2019)

The conference is scheduled for November 1–2, 2019 and will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA). The conference theme is Neglected Philosophers of Struggle. Conference registration will be available by early August 2019. The keynote speaker for the conference is Juliet Hooker, Professor of Political Science at Brown […]

CFP: Fat Activism (deadline: Sept. 1, 2019)

Call for proposals for a special issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on Fat Activism Guest Editors:Stefanie Snider, Kendall College of Art and Design, snider.stefanie@gmail.comJason Whitesel, Illinois State University, jawhit6@ilstu.edu To be considered for inclusion in this special issue, please send a 250-400 word proposal and current CV or resume to […]

Helen De Cruz and Prestige Bias (in Canadian Philosophy Departments)

I greatly admire Helen De Cruz who, in my view, exhibits a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusivity in philosophy, something that is rarer than most philosophers want to acknowledge. I especially appreciate the empirical and analytical work on prestige bias in philosophy that Helen has initiated and developed. In particular, I want to commend […]

Academic Ableism’s Purpose

Following on Saturday’s post about inaccessibility at Yale University, this post draws attention to the purpose that the inaccessibility of the university serves. Readers and listeners of this post might think that the previous sentence was misworded or inaptly phrased. Why would I suggest that the inaccessibility of the university serves a purpose? The sort of […]