Talking Enhancement over Skype: Philosophy of Disability Conference
This weekend I had the pleasure of presenting my disability critique of human enhancement for the Philosophy of Disability conference hosted by Adam Cureton and UT Knoxville. My presentation is a slice of a chapter I am preparing for inclusion in the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability, which defends the claim that the promotion…
I look forward to joining friends and colleagues at Western this weekend for the 2017 meeting of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy. I’ll be commenting on Shelley Tremain’s fantastic new book, Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, set to be released in December. Next week, after the conference, panellists’ commentaries will be posted one-by-one…
Colloquium Talk 9/28 @ UCF
Florida friends! I look forward to giving a talk Thursday at the University of Central Florida on my book, The Bioethics of Enhancement. The talk, entitled “Human Enhancement? A Disability Rights Perspective,” will be Thursday, 9/28, from 4:30 to 6 pm in the Psychology Building, Room 226.
New article: Journal of Social Philosophy
I’m very pleased to announce the publication of my most recent article, “Obscured Social Construction as Epistemic Harm”, which appeared today in the Journal of Social Philosophy. It’s part of a special issue entitled “Reshaping the Polis: Toward a Political Conception of Disability,” guest edited by Shelley Tremain. All of the articles look fantastic and I…
Interview with Shelley Tremain, Dialogues on Disability
I was so honored to be interviewed by Shelley Tremain in the 28th monthly installment of the Dialogues on Disability series, hosted by the Discrimination and Disadvantage blog. Our conversation was posted this morning! It covers all kinds of topics, including my experiences with anxiety, the social construction of disability, disability in the university, and…
Symposium on my book, The Bioethics of Enhancement, June 2017
The Discrimination and Disadvantage blog hosted a symposium this week on my book. The commentaries from recent Author-Meets-Critics sessions this spring at philoSOPHIA and the Canadian Philosophical Association were posted one-by-one and my response to them was posted today. At the top of each post are links to all the commentaries, written by Catherine Clune-Taylor, Jane…
Book Panel 5/31 @ CPA
I’m looking forward to the panel on my book, The Bioethics of Enhancement, to be held this Wednesday at the Canadian Philosophical Association (Congress) in Toronto. Thanks to Shelley Tremain, who organized the panel, and to the commentators (who I also had the pleasure of working with during last month’s book panel): Ladelle McWhorter, Jane…
Book Panel 4/1 @ philoSOPHIA
I’m looking forward to the panel on my book, The Bioethics of Enhancement, to be held this Saturday at philoSOPHIA in Boca Raton. Thanks to Shelley Tremain, who organized the panel, I’ve been lucky to receive incredible and helpful comments on my work and related issues from: Ladelle McWhorter, Jane Dryden, Catherine Clune-Taylor, and Shelley.…
Salt Talks ep. on Disability and Games
Thanks to Luke Ford for interviewing me for the latest episode of Salt Talks. I had a great time discussing the theme of disability and gaming! We talked about the treatment of disability in games and some of the ways gaming is political and can have impacts on disability rights, inclusion, and exclusion. Check it out!
Should We Die?
Thanks to Olga Khazan for interviewing me for her feature on radical longevity. She writes: Life-extensionists’ zeal for perfect cells does, to some, sound like an invective against uniqueness. That’s what Melinda Hall, a philosophy professor at Stetson University and author of a recent book about transhumanism, takes issue with. “People with disability are saying,…