The Skin We’re In: Racism in Canada

In previous posts (e.g., here), I cited remarks that award-winning journalist and activist Desmond Cole has made about the “magical thinking” that enables white people in Canada to convince themselves that racism does not exist in Canada. Last year, Cole made a documentary entitled “The Skin We’re In: Pulling Back the Curtain On Racism in […]

Interviews with Black & Indigenous Disabled Philosophers

June 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Tommy Curry August 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Anne Waters September 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Ray Aldred December 2015: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Damion Kareem Scott September 2016: Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Elvis Imafidon November 2016: Dialogues on […]

Structural Gaslighting, Racism in Canada, and Ableism in Philosophy

During the past week, I’ve worked on my presentation for the upcoming philoSOPHIA 2020 conference at Vanderbilt University. As I indicated in an earlier post, I decided not to attend the conference in person due to the air travel that my doing so would require. I’ve chosen instead to participate in the equally exciting Speciesism […]

CFP: 14th Annual Texas Tech Graduate Philosophy Conference: Philosophy of Race, Texas Tech University, Apr. 23-25, 2020 (deadline: Feb. 28, 2020)

Keynote Speaker: Charles W. Mills (CUNY-The Graduate Center) Summary: We are interested in promoting scholarship related but not limited to historical, normative, metaphysical, epistemic, and linguistic questions surrounding race in America. Submissions from current graduate students in any area related to the philosophy of race are welcome (Including papers about, e.g. ethnicity, immigration, etc.). Submission Guidelines: Papers should be between 3,000-3,800 words […]

Fluid Thinking: Water Justice In a Changing Climate, University of Guelph, Apr. 3, 2020

Water justice is inherently without boundaries; it moves between various connected disciplines, such as philosophy, law, history, engineering, and geography. “Fluid Thinking: Water Justice in a Changing Climate” brings together academic professionals and the general public to discuss this most pressing issue. The transdisciplinary nature of water justice requires study that intersects ethical, scientific, cultural, and justice-related themes […]

CFP: Canadian Philosophical Perspectives: Diversity, Particularity, and Universality, Queen’s University, Mar. 21-22, 2020 (deadline: Feb. 6, 2020)

Keynote Speaker: Will Kymlicka Philosophy both relies upon and interrogates the norms, practices, institutions, and histories of the societies we inhabit. It seeks both to provide an ecumenical account of these social features and to pay close attention to questions facing particular societies. Philosophy in the Canadian context might thus face a dual mandate to […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Raymond Aldred

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

CFA: Philosophy of Race, University of Pennsylvania, Apr. 3-4, 2020 (deadline: Dec. 15, 2019)

The University of Pennsylvania chapter of MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) is pleased to announce our fifth annual philosophy conference: MAP-Penn: Philosophy of Race. In keeping with the aims of both MAP International and MAP-Penn, previous iterations of this conference have focused on Non-western philosophies, Global Feminisms, and Inclusive Pedagogies and Methodologies.  For this year’s conference, we […]

CFP: Stanford Graduate Conference in Political Theory, Stanford, Jan. 24-25, 2020 (deadline: Sept. 15, 2019)

The political science graduate students at Stanford University will host a political theory conference on January 24-25, 2020 in Stanford’s Encina Hall. The keynote speaker will be Professor Wendy Brown (University of California, Berkeley). Approximately 6-8 graduate students will be invited to present their papers in panel format to an interdisciplinary group of faculty, post-docs, and students. Papers from […]

Philosophy of Disability: Present and Future, No. 1

In my reply to commentators on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability at the Pacific APA (previously posted on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY here), I wanted to accomplish a number of things. In addition to offering an exegesis of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability and responses to critical remarks about the book that the various commentators […]