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, […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Grace Joy Cebrero

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the forty-sixth installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews with disabled philosophers that I began at Discrimination and Disadvantage and will henceforth post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue […]

CFP: Minorities and Philosophy Workshop, Brown University, Apr. 27, 2019 (deadline: Feb. 3, 2019)

We welcome submissions from graduate students for the Minorities and Philosophy Workshop to be held on April 27th, 2019 at Brown University, Providence, RI.  Keynote Speakers: Lori Gruen (Wesleyan University) and Lionel K. McPherson (Tufts University) Submissions should take the form of an anonymized 4000-word papers accompanied by a 300-word abstract. Papers should be suitable for […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, Jan. 16th 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 […]

Welcome to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Welcome to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY! BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY aims to provide the philosophical community with a forum for critical analysis of biopolitical asymmetries and other mechanisms and effects of power in philosophy and beyond. The BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY insignia depicts a dandelion, suggesting life, networks, systems, and change (photo credit: James Niland). BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY will showcase the insights […]