Bart Geurts’ Normative Pragmatics

According to Bart Geurt’s recent work, we, animals, use signals when we want others to behave in a certain way. Others, of course, need to also be motivated if we want them to do what we want. Thus, when we use signals we do not only express our desire to have others do something, but […]

Call For Applications: Wittgenstein and Feminism: Ordinary Language Philosophy’s Contribution to Feminist Theory and Practice, Paris, Mar. 26-27, 2021 (deadline: Dec. 1, 2020)

International Conference and Graduate Workshops “Wittgenstein and Feminism: Ordinary Language Philosophy’s Contribution to Feminist Theory and Practice” Date: March 26th – 27th, 2021 Location: Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France Keynotes: Caterina Botti (University of Rome — La Spienza, Italy) Alice Crary (New School for Social Research, New York, USA) Chon Tejedor (University of Valencia, Spain) Over […]

Hate Speech: What It Is and How It Works, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Mar. 26-27, 2020

Invited Speakers: Alexander Brown, Mary Kate McGowan, Mari Mikkola, Mihaela Popa-Wyatt Contact Inga Bones, Universität Karlsruhe about registration. Registration required. Recent surveys suggest that hate speech is on the rise, particularly on the internet and on social media. Hate speech, its potential to harm individuals, and its corrosive effects on democracy and social stability are widely […]

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 […]

CFP: Language, Culture, and Colonization, Johannesburg IAS, Sept. 2-4, 2019 (deadline: May 15, 2019)

Language, Culture, and Colonization: the third JIAS conference on the legacies of colonialism and imperialism. 2-4 September, 2019, Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, 1 Tolip Street, Westdene 2092, P O Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa. Convenors David Boucher, University of Johannesburg and Ayesha Omar, Witwatersrand University. Colonialism and Imperialism imposed alien cultures and […]

‘Microaggressions’: Just Another Word For Practices

In my previous post, I refer to both microaggressions, in general, and linguistic microaggressions, in particular. I also claim that linguistic microaggressions are intentional and nonsubjective tactics, that is, are directed at specific aims and objectives (are intentional) and can seldom be attributed to a given actor who introduced them into discourse and practice (are […]

Ableist Language and Other Everyday Assaults on Disabled People (or, Stop Talking About “People with Disabilities”!)

Language, a ubiquitous sociopolitical mechanism, operates intentionally and nonsubjectively, and can produce microaggressions whose effects are far-reaching. Language, Lane Greene remarks, is a genius system with no genius. “Bound by rules, yet constantly changing,” Greene notes, “language might be the ultimate self-regulating system, with nobody in charge” (Greene 2018). In systems of language, words and […]

CFP: NYC Minorities and Philosophy Workshop Series, Feb. 20-Apr. 30, 2019 (deadline: Jan. 7, 2019)

CFP: NYC Minorities and Philosophy Workshop Series Submission deadline: January 7, 2019 Conference date(s): February 20, 2019 – April 30, 2019 Go to the conference’s page Conference Venue: Columbia University, New York University, Rutgers University, and the Graduate Center, CUNY New York City, United States Details The Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapters of Columbia, NYU, […]