Climate Change: An Unprecedentedly Old Catastrophe (Guest Post)

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day, I have reposted an essay that Kyle Whyte contributed to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on January 16, 2019. The article is a slightly adapted version of an article published online in Grafting Issue 1 (June 2018) by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge and Blackwood Gallery,* Toronto, Ontario. […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21, 2021)

Today is the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day in what is called “Canada.” There is a great deal to reflect upon as Indigenous people and settler Canadians struggle to find ways through Canada’s colonial past and present, ways that could transform our collective future. The recent discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous […]

Indigenous Canada: A Free Online Course From University of Alberta

Indigenous Canada is the name of a free online course, offered through University of Alberta, that comprises 12 lessons which explore Indigenous/Aboriginal histories, traditions, and struggles, as well as contemporary issues, all from an Indigenous perspective. The course materials include wonderful videos, readings, and quizzes. (The course can also be taken for credit.) You can […]

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 […]