A Tribute to Charles Mills, University of Amsterdam, Jun. 16-17, 2022

The two-day symposium at the University of Amsterdam pays tribute to the work of Charles Mills, who died last autumn at the age of 70. He was supposed to hold the Spinoza Chair this year. Confirmed speakers include Karwan Fatah-Black (Leiden), Nancy Jouwe (Utrecht), Anya Topolski (Nijmegen), Wayne Modest (Amsterdam), Jamila Mascat (Utrecht), Naomi Zack […]

Should we stop talking of race, gender, etc.?

Does rejecting the metaphysical reality of races committees us to “resist a policy of providing support to black-owned businesses, or any other race-based prioritization”, presumably, because we would be committed to reject as false the race-talk behind such measures. 

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 […]