A New Teaching Tool: Crip Camp

Are you making last minute changes and additions to your syllabi for the Fall? Are you looking for ways to increase the diversity of your syllabi for courses on (for example) social justice, social philosophy, philosophy of disability, philosophy of social movements, philosophy of embodiment, or feminist philosophy? The critically-acclaimed documentary Crip Camp directed by […]

Sarah Jama #defundthepolice on Twitter

Yesterday, the well-known Black Canadian disabled activist Sarah Jama posted these provocative words to Twitter: 1/I’m on a break from the internet but logging on to say: ableism is systemic. Too many people use social justice language/ spaces as a vehicle to process personal experiences rather than as *disciplined tools* to fight for movement based […]

CFP: 9th Annual Radical Democracy Conference: “Radical Ecologies,” New School of Social Research, Apr. 10-11, 2020 (deadline: Feb. 1, 2020)

The 9th annual Radical Democracy conference, sponsored by the Department of Politics at The New School for Social Research, will convene theorists and practitioners around the theme of Radical Ecologies. In the year that “climate strike” was named word of the year by Collins Dictionary, we seek to explore what opportunities for democratic resistance can […]

CFP: Conceptualizing Difference Conference (Jun. 8–9, 2020) and PhD Summer School (Jun. 10-11, 2020), University of Aberdeen (deadline: Feb. 7, 2020)

The idea of ‘difference’ governs today’s political thinking. Struggles for equality and justice are generally concerned with recognizing and protecting differences, not least because varieties of difference, including gender, sexuality, race, religion and language are used to justify political oppression, discrimination and exclusion. Difference has become axiomatic to political debate and therefore requires further reflection […]

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: Alternative Political Science / Philosophy for Emancipation, Diversity, and the Life of the Planet, Havana, Nov. 19-23, 2019 (deadline: Oct. 1, 2019)

The Cuban Society of Philosophical Research (SCIF), the University ofHavana, the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment of theRepublic of Cuba, the Institute of Philosophy, the Ñico LópezSuperior School of the Communist Party of Cuba, the Department ofSocial Sciences of the General Máximo Gómez Higher Academy announce the Twenty-Second International Conference on an AlternativePolitical Science […]