Philosophy, Disability and Social Change

December 9, 2020 - December 11, 2020
Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

United Kingdom

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  • Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford


Oxford University

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The Philosophy, Disability and Social Change online conference 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;
  3. acknowledge the continuing exclusion of disabled philosophers from the profession of philosophy;
  4. seriously consider how philosophy and philosophers contribute to the pervasive inequality and subordination that disabled people confront throughout society;
  5. develop mechanisms designed to transform the current professional and institutional position of disabled philosophers in particular and the economic, political and social position of disabled people more generally.

The presentations 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.

This conference is organised as part of the Alfred Landecker Programme at the Blavatnik School of Government.

Please note: This conference will be held online via Zoom. The conference will be live captioned and will be livestreamed on the School's YouTube channel. Please register to attend using the form provided on the conference's webpage and you will receive an email containing joining instructions nearer to the conference date. 

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December 11, 2020, 8:00am BST

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