Letter to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs of the Government of Canada in Opposition to Bill C-7

This morning, as per Catherine Frazee’s request, I submitted a letter to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs of the Canadian Government. The letter articulates my opposition to Bill C-7, which would expand access to medically-assisted suicide (“MAID”) for disabled people. Given the dearth of disabled philosophers (of disability) in Canadian philosophy, […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Julie Maybee Redux

Julie Maybee will be the first presenter in Philosophy, Disability and Social Change, the outstanding, free, and open access conference that will take place December 9th-11th. The Dialogues on Disability interview with Maybee that appears below was originally posted on Discrimination and Disadvantage in July 2018. Julie Maybee’s latest book is entitled Making and Unmaking […]

Bioethics, Catherine Frazee, and MAID in Canada

In a previous post, I discussed the role that bioethicists in Canada, including feminist bioethicists, have played in the development in Canada of legislation and public policy designed to facilitate medically-assisted suicide and subsequent expansion of it. This set of events should be recognized as the incremental normalization of power relations that I discuss in […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Nathan Moore

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

Feminist Philosophy of Disability at the Arché Feminist Philosophy and Social Theory Seminar, St. Andrews, Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

On Wednesday, November 4th, from 2-4p.m. GMT, I will present a paper on feminist philosophy of disability, denaturalizing disability, genealogy, Phineas Gage, nursing homes, and a few other things to the Arché Feminist Philosophy and Social Theory Seminar organized by the Department of Philosophy at The University of St. Andrews (Scotland). If you would like […]

Philosophy and Structural Gaslighting About Disability

Philosophers generally do not regard critical examination of disability as suitable to research and teaching in social metaphysics and social epistemology; nor do they, generally, appreciate the critical importance of philosophy of disability but rather remain resolute that philosophical inquiry about disability is appropriately and adequately conducted in the established subfield of bioethics. Indeed, a […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, October 21st, at 8 am 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 […]

Philosophy, Disability and Social Change, Online, Dec. 9-11 – Registration Open!

I’m delighted to announce that the webpage is now up for “Philosophy, Disability and Social Change,” the conference that I am co-organizing with Jonathan Wolff. Hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, the conference will take place online from December 9-11, 1pm-6:30/7pm GMT. The conference is FREE, open to everyone, […]