Symposium: Disabling Philosophy in the Canadian Context, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 11:00am-2:15pm EDT

As readers and listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY know, I have written numerous posts on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY about the exclusion of philosophy of disability and of disabled philosophers, especially disabled philosophers of disability, from Canadian philosophy. These exclusions are in addition dominant themes in my books and articles. (For instance, here and here.) On Wednesday, May […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain With Isaac (YunQi) Jiang

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the seventh-anniversary installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I’m conducting with disabled philosophers and post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers about a range […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Adrian Ekizian Barton

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the eighty-second installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I am conducting with disabled philosophers and post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers […]

CFP: Confronting Discrimination: Phenomenological and Genealogical Perspectives, Innsbruck, Oct. 27-29, 2021 (deadline: Apr. 30, 2021)

Outlining the agenda The idea of equal treatment is essential to the self-conception of democratic societies: the rule of law promises protection against arbitrary disadvantages. However, contemporary social reality is still haunted by forms of discrimination. Often, discrimination goes unnoticed, is tacitly tolerated or even endorsed. The global Black Lives Matter movement starkly revealed this contradiction, thus […]

CFP: Northwestern University Graduate Critical Theory Conference, Evanston, Apr. 24-25, 2020 (deadline: Feb. 1, 2020)

Keynotes: Cinzia Arruzza (The New School) and Daniel Loick (Goethe University Frankfurt) The graduate students of the Northwestern University Philosophy Department are pleased to announce a two-day graduate conference in critical theory, with keynote addresses by Cinzia Arruzza (The New School for Social Research) and Daniel Loick (Goethe University Frankfurt). Contemporary social realities are stark […]

Galileo, Blind, Saw Stars With His Body

The essay below appeared today on Planet of the Blind here and has been reprinted on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY with permission. _____________________________________________________________________ Galileo, Blind, Saw Stars With His Body by Stephen Kuusisto* Yes people go blind late in life and they go on living, seeing in different ways. Sight is an immoderate thing which makes its […]

Disability, Discourse, Demographics at the Pacific APA

I have copied below the response I gave yesterday in the symposium on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability. ___________________________________________________________________ To increase the accessibility of this symposium and provide a context in which it can be situated, I’d like to begin my remarks by explaining why I wrote the book, offering a rationale for its […]

Dialogues on Disability With Shelley Tremain

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the fourth-anniversary installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I’m conducting with disabled philosophers and post here on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers about a range […]