The Ethics of Praise

Thanks to the LATAM Free Will Project I just had he chance to attend a very interesting workshop on The Ethics of Praise. It started with a talk by Andrea Vial on the amazing work she has been doing on the relation between praise and stereotypes. In particular, she gave empirical evidence that, for example, […]

Open Questions in Social Ontology

Hsiang-Yun Chen and Sally Haslanger have just edited an special issue on Social Meaning and Reality for the EurAmerica Journal and it features an article by yours truly. This is how they summarize it on their introduction to the special issue: Just as there is a large variety of social categories that an individual can […]

What’s Ahead: Against Natural(izing) Disability

Much of my writing, teaching, service, and activism in philosophy has been designed to undermine a cluster of assumptions about the relation between nature and nurture, that is, a cluster of assumptions about the relation between biology and society, assumptions that remain embedded in philosophical discourses, variously naturalizing disability, gender, race, and other apparatuses of […]

Constructing Social Hierarchy II, MIT, Dec. 6, 2019

Program: 9:00 Morning Tea 9:30: Susanna Siegel (Harvard), Are There Norms of Attention? 1100: Break 11:30: Elisabeth Camp and Carolina Flores (Rutgers), Framing Our Way to Resistance 1:00 Lunch 2:00: Greg Rastell (Melbourne), Generic: Inference and Accommodation 3:30 Break 4:00: Jason Stanley (Yale), The Problem of Ignorance in the Age of Information 5:30: Reception Catered […]

Weinberg and Barnes on Ableist Language

Last week, Justin Weinberg put two additional posts on Daily Nous that make liberal use of ableist language. Elizabeth Barnes gave him permission to do so. In a manner of speaking. For only days before Weinberg put these ableist posts on his blog, he published an interview with Barnes in which she speaks disparagingly about […]

CFP: Ethnobiology – Perspectives from History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (deadline: Jul. 20, 2019)

Issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, David Ludwig and Francisco Vergara-Silva (eds.) Ethnobiology is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of biological and social sciences that studies knowledge systems and practices of Indigenous, traditional, and other local communities. The complexity of biological expertise beyond academia raises both theoretical and […]

Dialogues on Disability With Shelley Tremain

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the fourth-anniversary installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I’m conducting with disabled philosophers and post here on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers about a range […]

CFA: Annual Conference of SWIP-Ireland, Dublin City University, Apr. 26-28, 2019 (deadline: Mar. 8, 2019)

7th Annual Conference and General Meeting of SWIP-Ireland 26-28 April, 2019 Dublin City University, Ireland Conference Theme: Gender and Philosophy SWIP-Ireland invites abstracts for papers that engage with the topic of gender and philosophy, broadly construed, from all philosophical traditions and approaches. The confirmed keynote speakers are:  Charlotte Witt (University of New Hampshire) Christine Battersby (University of Warwick) […]