CFP: “… the point is to change it,” 40th Anniversary of the RPA, Nov. 17-19, 2022 (deadline: Jul. 15, 2022)

The Radical Philosophy AssociationConference Program Committee invites submissions of 250-500 word abstracts for talks, papers, workshops, roundtable discussions, and other kinds of conference contributions for its 15th biennial conferenceto be held at the University of North Florida from November 17 to 19, 2022. Conference Theme The past several years have been characterized by an onslaught […]

Speakers List for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 – #PhiDisSocCh3

As I indicated in an earlier post, plans are underway for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3), this year’s edition of the groundbreaking open access, online conference that I co-organize with Jonathan Wolff under the auspices of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 is […]

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 […]

Peter Singer and the Mystique of Bioethics, Part 2

As I indicated in Part 1, although feminist bioethicists and so-called disability bioethicists too insist that Peter Singer’s claims about disability are morally reprehensible, they maintain that the field of bioethics itself is a noble and progressive enterprise within which one can selectively adopt a neutral stance on certain bioethical issues (Scully 2021). Indeed, disability […]

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 […]

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

In Canada, December 6th has been designated as the official day on which to commemorate and mourn the victims of the  École Polytechnique massacre, as well as take action against gender-based violence. This CBC video offers brief biographies of the victims of the December 6th shooting whose identities have often been forgotten, though the identity […]

CFP: Confronting Discrimination: Phenomenological and Genealogical Perspectives, Innsbruck, Oct. 27-29, 2021 (deadline: Apr. 30, 2021)

Outlining the agenda The idea of equal treatment is essential to the self-conception of democratic societies: the rule of law promises protection against arbitrary disadvantages. However, contemporary social reality is still haunted by forms of discrimination. Often, discrimination goes unnoticed, is tacitly tolerated or even endorsed. The global Black Lives Matter movement starkly revealed this contradiction, thus […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Nathan Moore

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the sixty-seventh installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I am 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 […]