Dialogues on Disability Wants You!

Are you a disabled philosopher? Would you like to join the dozens of other dynamic and illustrious disabled philosophers I’ve interviewed in the Dialogues on Disability series that I run here on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY? If so, please contact me at s.tremain@yahoo.ca OR sltremain@gmail.com. I’m lining up and conducting interviews for the coming months!

Women in Modern Philosophy: An International Conference, Rio de Janiero State University, Jun. 17-20, 2019

Keynote speakers: ·       Ruth Hagengruber – Paderborn University ·       Marilena Chauí – University of São Paulo ·       Lisa Shapiro – Simon Fraser University ·       Ulysses Pinheiro – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro ·       Sabbrina Ebbersmeyer – University of Copenhagen ·       Lia Levy – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ·       Sarah Hutton – University of York ·       Christine Lopes – Independent […]

Undergraduate Diversity Initiative for the British Society of Aesthetics Conference, Oxford, Sept. 6-8, 2019 (deadline: Jul. 1, 2019)

In an effort to increase diversity in British aesthetics and philosophy of art, the British Society of Aesthetics (BSA) is launching a new initiative to encourage UK undergraduates from underrepresented groups to consider further study in the discipline. We will provide funding to a limited number of such students to attend the BSA Annual Conference, […]

Disability, Discourse, Demographics at the Pacific APA

I have copied below the response I gave yesterday in the symposium on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability. ___________________________________________________________________ To increase the accessibility of this symposium and provide a context in which it can be situated, I’d like to begin my remarks by explaining why I wrote the book, offering a rationale for its […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, Apr. 17th, at 8 a.m. EST

“I have read almost all of your interviews and they are always wonderful. …  I am really looking forward to the next installment of Dialogues on Disability.” — Adrian Piper “The Dialogues on Disability platform … has been very helpful to me, especially at times where I did not feel I belong in the world of […]

CFP: Philosophy and/of Inclusion-MAP CEU, Central European University, May 3-4, 2019 (deadline: Apr. 7, 2019)

Description: The CEU chapter of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) is planning a two-day symposium organized around the topic of underrepresented or oppressed demographics within philosophy and academia, and society in general. Through presented work and facilitated workshops, we want this symposium to highlight standpoint specific thinking and experiences addressing the issues of inequality and inclusion, […]

Black Women Philosophers Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, Mar. 15-16, 2019

What does a philosopher look like? Inevitably, our mental pictures are shaped by the dominant imagery of the white male marble busts of Greco-Roman antiquity—Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca—and their modern European heirs—Hobbes, Descartes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Mill. Even today Western philosophy is largely male and overwhelmingly white—about 97 percent in the U.S., close to […]

Beyond Inclusive Syllabi

[Occasionally, I will (re)post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY essays, data, or other information that I previously posted on the Discrimination and Disadvantage blog. The following post appeared on Discrimination and Disadvantage  in October of last year.] Nondisabled white women are generally included whenever philosophers wish to identify various underrepresented groups in the profession. Indeed, these women are generally given priority […]

CFP: MAP Group Session, Creating Inclusive Spaces, Pacific APA, Apr. 19, 2019 (deadline: Feb. 1, 2019)

We are seeking paper abstracts and proposals for mini-workshops or advice sessions related to this theme. Possible topics include sexual harassment, advising and mentorship dynamics, cultivating ecologies of support, division of emotional and professional labor in academia, the effects of implicit bias in academic spaces, and other related topics. Each session will last for about […]

Using Phineas Gage for Questions on Personal Identity and Other Topics in Philosophy of Mind, Experimental Philosophy, Cognitive Science, etc.

Philosophers generally take disabilities (plural) and impairments to be self-evident, natural, and politically neutral human characteristics or attributes that certain people possess and embody.  In recent years, however, a growing number of philosophers have challenged this view, consolidating an area of philosophy for which I coined the name “philosophy of disability.” Many philosophers of disability, […]