Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 4 (#PhiDisSocCh4)

December 14, 2023 - December 15, 2023

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Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 4 (#PhiDisSocCh4) comprises presentations by disabled philosophers whose cutting-edge research challenges members of the philosophical community to (1) think more critically about the metaphysical and epistemological status of disability; (2) closely examine how philosophy of disability is related to the tradition and discipline of philosophy; and (3) seriously consider how philosophy and philosophers contribute to the pervasive inequality and subordination that disabled people confront throughout society.

This year’s conference will feature a 2-hour book launch of The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability, a groundbreaking collection edited by Shelley Lynn Tremain that will be published on December 14. Registrants of the conference will receive discount codes to purchase paperback copies of the book at a 20% discount and e-books at a 35% discount. Several copies of this revolutionary book will be given away as prizes during the conference!

In addition, this year’s conference will include a 2-hour roundtable workshop facilitated by Melinda Hall and Johnathan Flowers. The roundtable is designed to enable its participants to jointly identify the mechanisms that produce the continuing exclusion of disabled philosophers from the profession of philosophy and to collectively consider strategies to transform the current professional and institutional position of disabled philosophers.

In its entirety, Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 4 will highlight the diversity and range of approaches to critical philosophical work on disability and showcase the heterogeneity with respect to race, gender, nationality, sexuality, gender identity, culture, age and class of the community of disabled philosophers.

Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 4 is generously supported by the Alfred Landecker Chair in the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

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December 15, 2023, 6:00pm UTC

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