Signs of Blind People

If you used Google to get here and you are sighted, you might have noticed that the graphic for Google Doodle today commemorates the introduction of tenji block on railway platforms in Okayama, Japan, fifty-two years ago today. “Tenji block” is the name that Seiichi Miyake gave to the tactile paving slabs that he invented […]

Is This Post Substantive Enough?

After Justin Weinberg called my work on the metaphysics of disability “bullshit” in a comment on the Daily Nous blog back in the Spring of 2017, that blog began to rub me the wrong way. Since then, I have commented on it only once or twice. Nevertheless, I often glance at the posts on Daily […]

CFP: Political Philosophy and the Future of Capitalism, Waseda University, June 15-17, 2019 (deadline: Mar. 15, 2019)

A workshop on the theme Political Philosophy and the Future of Capitalism will be held at Waseda University, in Tokyo, from June 15 to 17, 2019. Confirmed speakers:Chiara Cordelli (University of Chicago)Martin O’Neill (University of York)Lucas Stanczyk (Harvard University) Questions about capitalism and its many discontents have acquired a new urgency in recent years. Economic […]

Community Education Project: A Prison Education

I teach in prison. I do so as an expression of my belief that as a professor, I have power; but, this power can and should be loosened from the traditional campus and redirected to create space for incarcerated students to build a classroom. The classroom I teach in, and the program I help lead, […]

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 […]

Disability and Inaccessibility at Yale

In March of 2017, I wrote a post at Discrimination and Disadvantage about the situation for disabled students at Yale and other elite universities, drawing upon an article in Yale News that documented recommendations made in the Yale Disability Resources Task Force Report. Almost two years later, the situation for disabled students (and staff) at Yale remains grim. […]

CFA: Conference on Imagination and Social Change, Claremont McKenna College, Sept. 26-28, 2019 (deadline: Mar. 15, 2019)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Michelle Moody-Adams, Columbia University Juliet Hooker, Brown University INVITED SPEAKERS Mavis Biss, Loyola University Maryland Sophie-Grace Chappell, The Open University Janine Jones, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Shen-yi Liao, University of Puget Sound Heidi Lene Maibom, University of Cincinnati Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosa, Vassar College Though imagination is often associated with flights of fancy […]

CFA: Epistemic Injustice, Reasons, and Agency, University of Kent, May 1-2, 2019 (deadline: Jan. 25, 2019)

Annual SWIP-UK Conference: Epistemic Injustice, Reasons, and Agency May 1-2, 2019 University of Kent Keynote speaker: Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff University) SECOND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS This conference is the second event of a collaborative project on ‘Epistemic Injustice, Reasons and Agency’ led by Veli Mitova (University of Johannesburg) and Lubomira Radoilska (University of Kent) and supported […]