CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
For our 2022 conference, we are soliciting anonymized abstracts of 500-750 words on any aspect of Philosophy of Disability and/or Philosophy of Illness.
Please send abstracts to email@example.com with subject line ‘MAP Conference’ by January 3, 2022.
The conference will take place online.
The conference will take place on Zoom and we will provide real-time captioning (more details forthcoming). We aim to make the conference as accessible as possible. Please contact us about any other access needs.
Professor of Philosophy, University of Bristol
Havi Carel studies the experience of illness, using phenomenology, a philosophical approach that studies how we encounter the world and other people. She is particularly interested in wellbeing and how health interacts with it.
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs, San Diego State University
Joseph Stramondo's teaching and research focus on how social and political forces shape the institutions and practices of bio-medicine in morally significant ways. He studies how various systems of oppression – especially those pertaining to disability – have influenced bioethical thought, education, policy, and practice.
JASMINE E. HARRIS
Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania
Jasmine E. Harris is a law and inequality legal scholar with expertise in disability law, antidiscrimination law, and evidence. Her work seeks to address the relationship between law and equality with a focus on law’s capacity to advance social norms of inclusion in the context of disability.
We will invite philosophers working on issues related to Philosophy of Disability and/or Philosophy of Illness to serve as commentators-at-large (CALs) for the duration of the conference. The names of the CALs will appear here.
The conference schedule will appear here.
MINORITIES AND PHILOSOPHY AT PENN
MAP’s mission is to address structural injustices and to remove barriers that impede participation in academic philosophy for members of marginalized groups.
MAP-Penn is one of MAP’s autonomous chapters, led by graduate students at Penn Philosophy.
MAP-Penn’s main initiative is hosting a conference within the domain of MAP. Previous iterations of this conference have focused on Non-Western Philosophies, Global Feminisms, Inclusive Pedagogies & Methodologies, and Philosophy of Race.
Our 2022 conference is focused on aspects of Philosophy of Disability and Philosophy of Illness. This includes, but is not limited to, disability- and/or illness-related conceptual and normative issues in philosophy of law, in medical ethics, in bioethics, in general ethics, in the history of philosophy, in social and political philosophy, in social epistemology, in one’s personal experiences as a philosopher, and in teaching practices.
The conference is organized by Sara Purinton, Jacqueline Wallis, Lisa Martinez-Katout, Kate Nicole Hoffman, Lauren Perry, Youngbin Yoon and Tiina Rosenqvist.