Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Johnathan Flowers

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

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 8 a.m. 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 […]

Happy New Year and a Surprise About the Bloomsbury Collection!

Happy New Year. In several months, The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability, which I have edited and anthologized, will be released. I am tremendously pleased with the collection which comprises twenty-six bold chapters. The book promises to be a significant intervention in philosophy. To give you some idea of what to expect later this […]

Hirji and the Naturalization of Oppression

Features of the methodology of analytic philosophy that, according to Tina Fernandes Botts, render it inadequate for work in critical philosophical work on race and racism can likewise be recognized in analytic philosophy of disability. My argument is that these features of analytic philosophy render it inadequate for the articulation of a conception of disability […]

On miscontextualizing history

we can interpret historical texts either as saying something particular about their concrete context of creation, or something more general about more abstract philosophical problems – which therefore would still be relevant to philosophical discussions todays, but it would be a mistake to interpret those texts directly in our context as if they had been written today

Preliminary Program for Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3), Zoom/Online, Dec. 6-9, 2022

Below you will find the preliminary program for the amazing Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3) conference that takes place December 6-8, 13:00-18:20 GMT/8:00-13:20 EST/5-10:20 PST and Dec. 9 13:00-19:00 GMT/8:00-14:00 EST/5:00-11:00 PST. Registration and additional information for this pathbreaking conference will be made available soon! The schedule below (and henceforth) is in GMT. […]

Remembering Charles Mills (Jan. 3, 1951-Sept. 20, 2021)

Charles was a monumental figure in philosophy and a kind and generous friend to me. A devastating loss the extent of which will deepen with time. The photo below was taken in Berlin during The Emancipation Conference weekend in May 2018. Description of image below: A group of philosophers sitting around a cloth-covered table in […]

CFP: Feminist Approaches to Moral Responsibility (deadline: April 30, 2023)

This is a call for papers for a special issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly on feminist approaches to moral responsibility. Feminist philosophy provides unique insight into the ontology, epistemology, psychology, pragmatics, and politics of responsibility. Unlike mainstream philosophy, feminist philosophy is inherently political and committed to social change. Feminist theory seeks to diagnose a range of interlocking […]