The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability is close to publication and thus can now be pre-ordered at the Oxford University Press website here. I have copied the Table of Contents below for your inspection. (An earlier version of the TOC appears at the OUP website). ___________________________________________________________________________________ Table of Contents List of Contributors xvIntroduction xxiiiAdam […]

Notes on Khader's Decolonizing Universalism and the Problematization of Disability in Feminist Philosophy

In Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, I aimed to denaturalize disability by arguing that disability is an apparatus of power rather than a natural human difference, personal attribute, or biological characteristic. My argument is thus distinct from the approaches to disability that disabled philosophers of disability such as Barnes, Silvers, and Stramondo take and […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, January 15th, at 8 a.m. EST

“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 “The Dialogues on Disability platform … has been very helpful to me, especially at times where I did not feel I belong in the world of […]

The Aesthetics and Politics of Depression

In Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, I call for a conceptual revolution with respect to disability, arguing that disability is an apparatus of force relations rather than a natural human attribute, biological difference, personal characteristic, or property of individuals. In order to denaturalize and politicize disability in this way, I examine the problematization (as […]

CFP: Analytic/Continental What? Dissolving the Philosophical Divide, CUNY Graduate Center, Apr. 2, 2020 (deadline: Jan. 25, 2020)

23rd Annual CUNY Graduate Student Philosophy ConferenceApril 2, 2020 @ The Graduate Center CUNY, New York City Conference email: 23rdcunygradconference@gmail.com Keynote Speaker: Talia Mae Bettcher (California State University, Los Angeles) The 23rd Annual CUNY Graduate Student Philosophy Conference invites graduate students to submit their work engaging with philosophical topics and traditions that consider or bridge the […]

What's Ahead: Against Natural(izing) Disability

Much of my writing, teaching, service, and activism in philosophy has been designed to undermine a cluster of assumptions about the relation between nature and nurture, that is, a cluster of assumptions about the relation between biology and society, assumptions that remain embedded in philosophical discourses, variously naturalizing disability, gender, race, and other apparatuses of […]

Some of Our Favourite Posts from 2019

Here is a collection of some of our favourite posts from 2019. Of course, all of the installments of Dialogues on Disability (here) hold pride of place on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY too. Some of the CFPs that we posted over the course of the year were also amazing! If we missed one of your favourite posts, […]

CFP: Mainstreams and Margins, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kiev, Mar. 19-20, 2020 (deadline: Feb. 15. 2020)

The focus of this year’s conference “Philosophy: The New Generation” is to doubt common knowledge and prevailing opinions in order to analyze and (re)discover what often remains obliterated, neglected or repressed. We encourage you to join the discussion of these topics and suggest the following lines of elaborating them: 1) The Figure of Philosopher within […]

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 […]