Kant and Racial Discrimination, Ruhr- University Bochum, Feb. 24-25, 2022

Kant’s discriminatory statements and implications in some of his works, such as on physical geography, anthropology, and especially in his continuous theory of race, might shock those who are rather acquainted with or inspired by his prominent egalitarian universalism in moral and, in part, legal philosophy. Kant’s defense of racial hierarchy, his condoning of race-based […]

CFP: Feminist Perspectives on Moral Responsibility (deadline: Apr. 30, 2022)

This is a call for papers for a special issue of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly on feminist approaches to moral responsibility guest edited by Michelle Ciurria. Feminist philosophy provides unique insight into the ontology, epistemology, psychology, pragmatics, and politics of responsibility. Unlike mainstream philosophy, feminist philosophy “originated in feminist politics and… included from the start discussion of feminist political […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Quayshawn Spencer Redux

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

CFP: Conceptualizing Difference Conference (Jun. 8–9, 2020) and PhD Summer School (Jun. 10-11, 2020), University of Aberdeen (deadline: Feb. 7, 2020)

The idea of ‘difference’ governs today’s political thinking. Struggles for equality and justice are generally concerned with recognizing and protecting differences, not least because varieties of difference, including gender, sexuality, race, religion and language are used to justify political oppression, discrimination and exclusion. Difference has become axiomatic to political debate and therefore requires further reflection […]

The Disabling Materiality of Feminist Rhetorical Practices*

Consider the expressions “women and other underrepresented groups” and “women and minorities,” terminology that has been readily transported from managerial and juridical discourses (such as corporate social responsibility statements, government policy, university administration protocols, etc.) and uncritically assimilated into feminist (and other) discourses ostensibly designed to contest and reduce the homogeneous character and composition of […]

Disabling Normativities, Johannesburg, Oct. 1-3, 2019, Registration Open and Extended CFA (deadline: Aug. 30, 2019)

Because our international readership/listenership continues to grow and since the deadline for this conference CFP has been extended, I’ve reposted information about it below. Registration is open for the Disabling Normativities Conference that takes place October 1-3, 2019, at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and is organized by the Wits Centre for Diversity […]