CFP: Neglected Philosophers of Struggle, 25th Philosophy Born in Struggle Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, Nov. 1-2, 2019 (deadline: Aug. 15, 2019)

The conference is scheduled for November 1–2, 2019 and will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA). The conference theme is Neglected Philosophers of Struggle. Conference registration will be available by early August 2019. The keynote speaker for the conference is Juliet Hooker, Professor of Political Science at Brown […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Tommy Curry

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

Racial Emancipation by Charles W. Mills

Racial Emancipation by Charles W. Mills Presented in the session “Emancipatory Knowledge,” Emancipation Conference, Technical University Berlin, May 26, 2018 For a European audience in general, and perhaps for a German audience in particular, my title may seem strange. What does “race” have to do with emancipation, or knowledge, or indeed anything? Isn’t “race” a […]

CFP: Violence and Film (deadline: Sept. 1, 2019)

“Violence and Film” Special Issue of Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence Edited by Chris Fleming (University of Western Sydney) and George A. Dunn (IUPUI) PJCV is seeking articles dealing with philosophical issues that arise in connection with the depiction of violence in film and television. Violence, real or threatened, drives the plots of many, […]

CFP: International Association for Environmental Philosophy, Pittsburgh, Nov. 2-4, 2019

Following the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), Pittsburgh Marriott, Pittsburgh, PA 2019 Keynote Speaker ELI CLARE Author of Brilliant Imperfection: Body-Mind Restoration and Ecosystem Restoration IAEP offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to the environment. We embrace a broad understanding of environmental philosophy including […]

CFP: The Philosophical Dimensions of Urban Transportation (deadline: Mar. 31, 2019)

Essays in Philosophy is accepting submissions for a special issue called The Philosophical Dimensions of Urban Transportation. Volume 21, Number 2Issue Date: July 2019Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019General Editor: Ramona Ilea (Pacific University)Issue Editor: Shane Epting (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) Geographers, urban planners, and interdisciplinary scholars have made numerous contributions toward understanding urban transportation. Until […]

Black Women Philosophers Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, Mar. 15-16, 2019

What does a philosopher look like? Inevitably, our mental pictures are shaped by the dominant imagery of the white male marble busts of Greco-Roman antiquity—Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca—and their modern European heirs—Hobbes, Descartes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Mill. Even today Western philosophy is largely male and overwhelmingly white—about 97 percent in the U.S., close to […]

Where Are the Women? (Guest Post)

Guest Post by Sarah Tyson Thank you for this opportunity to discuss my new book, Where Are the Women? Why Expanding the Archive Makes Philosophy Better, and why I wrote it. Broadly, this book explores how practices of exclusion shape our practices of thinking.  I was motivated to write Where Are the Women? after years […]

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 […]