Posts on Ableist Language and Discourse

Due to the interest in my recent post “Weinberg and Barnes on Ableist Language” (the top link below), I have compiled a list of links to my earlier blog posts (on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, Discrimination and Disadvantage, and New Apps) about disability and ableist language and disability and language in general, beginning with the most recent […]

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 […]

Epistemic Injustice in the Aftermath of Collective Wrongdoing, University of Bern, Dec. 6-7, 2019

Program Announcement & Call for Registrations *Friday, December 6, 2019*10:00 – 11:00   Echo chambers, Ignorance and Domination (Breno R. G. Santos, University of Mato Grosso)11:00 – 12:00   Thinking Epistemic Injustice from the Global South: Genocide-denial, Silencing and Collective Ignorance in Turkey (Imge Oranli, Arizona State University)12:10 – 13:10   Genocide Denial as Testimonial Oppression (Melanie Altanian, […]

CFP: Cultures of Shame (deadline: Feb. 29, 2020)

EDITED COLLECTION TITLE: Cultures of Shame EDITOR: Cecilea Mun, PhD is the editor of and a contributor to the edited collection titled, “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Shame: Methods, Theories, Norms, Cultures, and Politics” (Lexington Books/Roman & Littlefield, October 2019), the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Philosophy of Emotion,and the founding director of the Society for Philosophy of Emotion. Her publications […]

“Gas-lighting, Discrimination, and Humiliation: The Day-to-Day Experience of a Disabled Academic” by Kay Inckle

This morning, Zara Bain (interviewed for Dialogues on Disability in May 2015) posted the article below on Twitter. The article, which was published in February of this year, deserves wide circulation. ________________________________________________________________________________ Gas-lighting, Discrimination, and Humiliation: The Day-to-Day Experience of a Disabled Academic By Kay Inckle “The university might deem it reasonable for you to […]

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 […]

CFP: Stanford Graduate Conference in Political Theory, Stanford, Jan. 24-25, 2020 (deadline: Sept. 15, 2019)

The political science graduate students at Stanford University will host a political theory conference on January 24-25, 2020 in Stanford’s Encina Hall. The keynote speaker will be Professor Wendy Brown (University of California, Berkeley). Approximately 6-8 graduate students will be invited to present their papers in panel format to an interdisciplinary group of faculty, post-docs, and students. Papers from […]

CFA: Feminist-Pragmatist Colloquium: Looking Back to Move Forward, St. John Fisher College, NY, Nov. 14-17, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 15, 2019)

DATES: Thursday, November 14 – Sunday, November 17, 2019 LOCATION: St. John Fisher College (Rochester, New York) with excursions to historic Mt. Hope Cemetery, Susan B. Anthony House, the Women’s Rights National Historical Park (Seneca Falls), sites of interest related to Frederick Douglass, and more. We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for […]

Final CFA: Epistemic Injustice in the Aftermath of Collective Wrongdoing Workshop, University of Bern, Dec. 6-7, 2019 (deadline: Apr. 30, 2019)

Confirmed Speakers: Maria Baghramian (University College Dublin)Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University)José Medina (Northwestern University)Gaile Pohlhaus (Miami University)Imge Oranli (Koç University)Melanie Altanian (University of Bern) I am inviting papers on the topic of epistemic injustice broadly conceived, including testimonial injustice, hermeneutical injustice and ignorance, either applied to a case study of collective wrongdoing such as crimes against humanity, […]

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 […]