Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews T. Virgil Murthy

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the ninety-eighth 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 […]

philoSOPHIA 2023 Conference Schedule, Hybrid, Jun. 1-3, 2023

Thursday, June 1st 4PM – 5PM Registration 5PM – 6:30PM In-person Keynote #1: Stephanie Rivera Berruz, “Morir-Vivir Beyond the Human: Partial Ecological Connections and the Reconceptualization of Life” Moderator: Martin Shuster 6:30PM – 8PM Refreshments 6:30-7:30PM Projective Eye Gallery Tour with Adam Justice “Awaiting the Vertical, featuring work by Halide Salam” Friday, June 2nd 8AM […]

Why You Shouldn’t Take Too Seriously This Entry on Disability in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Within both the discipline and profession of philosophy, the exact nature of the differences between two methodological approaches—namely, (so-called) analytic philosophy and (so-called) continental philosophy—has been a contested matter and source of controversy for quite some time, in part because these approaches embody disparate institutional positions with respect to status and prestige. Although analytic philosophy […]

Polishing the Silver(s)

I recently had the distinct pleasure of attending an online presentation that Sara Ahmed gave at UC Berkeley. The presentation was motivated by a discussion of the terms polite and polish and their connotations and derivatives. Anyone who has read Ahmed’s work will know that their analyses often revolve around careful dissection of terms and […]

Dialogues on Disability on May 17, 2023 at 8am ET

I have read almost all of your interviews and they are always wonderful. …  I am really looking forward to the next installment of Dialogues on Disability.” — Adrian Piper “I’ve learned so much from Shelley Lynn Tremain’s Dialogues on Disability through the years (and found out about so much exciting work being done by disabled […]

What Canadian Philosophers Won’t Do

Someone could easily come up with a host of things that Canadian feminist philosophers would, predictably, refuse to do, including invite a “gender-critical” feminist philosopher to keynote at an annual CSWIP conference and promote (on social media and elsewhere) a philosopher who is a notorious sexual harasser of his philosophy graduate students. No group of […]

Dialogues on Disability With Elaina Gauthier-Mamaril and Johnathan Flowers

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I would like to welcome you to the eighth-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 […]


Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) & Bloomsbury Academic Volume on Structural Injustice in Philosophy Editors: Milana Kostic (MAP), Maeve McKeown (University of Groningen), and Robin Zheng (University of Glasgow) Deadline for 500-word abstracts/pitches: 31 July 2023 We invite submissions on the use of structural injustice as a conceptual tool for explaining underrepresentation and related issues in […]

Registration for Ethics After the Pandemic, Hybrid, Sat. Apr. 15, 2023

I have copied below the poster for Ethics After the Pandemic, the symposium taking place this Saturday at Salisbury University from 9:00am to 3:30pm EST. Karen Stohr and I will give keynotes in the morning and three panels will be held in the afternoon. To join the symposium by Zoom, go here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/43rd-annual-salisbury-university-philosophy-symposium-tickets-553421337117 Description of […]