2 sessions on disability at the 2013 Central APA in New Orleans

There will be two sessions on disability at the 2012 Central APA in New Orleans:

Disability: New Perspectives on Justice, Well-being and Virtue

Sponsored by the APA Committee on Inclusiveness
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Philosophy and Law
Friday Feb. 22, 3:00-6:00 PM.

Chair: Thomas E. Hill, Jr., UNC Chapel Hill

Adam Cureton, University of Tennessee – Some Virtues of Disability

Dan Moller, University of Maryland, College Park - Welfare Theory and the Disability Paradox

Anita Silvers, San Francisco State University - Inclusive justice, affirmative action and standing paper

Lawrence C Becker, Fellow of Hollins University, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, College of William & Mary - Distillation, Habilitation, and Whole Lives: Toward More Inclusive Frames of Reference for Philosophy

Reflections on Disability and Philosophy

Co-Sponsored by the Society for Philosophy and Disability
February 23,  9:00 AM-12:00

Chair: Anita Silvers, San Francisco State University

Licia Carlson, Providence College, Re-Imagining Intellectual Disability: The Ethical Significance of Musical Experience
Commentator: Adam Cureton, University of Tennessee

Joseph Stramondo, Michigan State University, Why Bioethics Needs a Disability Moral Psychology and Epistemology
Commentator: Bryce Huebner, Georgetown University

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Event - A Joint Public Discussion on Philosophy and Cognitive Impairment with Eva Kittay and Richard M. Rubin

Eva Kittay and Richard M. Rubin will have a joint public discussion on philosophy and cognitive impairment sponsored by the New York Pragmatist Forum on Friday April 1 from 2-4pm at Fordham's Lincoln Center Campus (113 W 60th St, New York, NY;Lowenstein 610).

For further information, people should write to Judith Green ( or Marcus Schweiger (

Sessions on Disability at the 2016 Eastern APA

Society for Philosophy and Disability: Philosophy of Disability: Ableism and Affect

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 11:15 A.M.–1:15 P.M.

Chair: Adam Cureton (University of Tennessee)


Joel Michael Reynolds (Emory University) “The Charmed Pendulum of Ability: Ethical Theory at the Intersections of Ableism and Affect”

Jennifer Scuro (The College of New Rochelle) “Ableist Implications of Diagnostics and Diagnoses”

Lauren Guilmette (Florida Atlantic University) “Getting It (Sometimes) Right: Feminist Philosophies of Disability and the Ethics of Curiosity”

APA Committee Session: The Procreative Asymmetry in Ethics and the Law Arranged by the APA Committee on Philosophy and Law

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8: 1:30P.M.–4:30 P.M.

Chair: David T. Wasserman (National Institutes of Health)


David DeGrazia (George Washington University)

Johann Frick (Princeton University)

David Heyd (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Melinda A. Roberts (The College of New Jersey)

Our very own SPD board member, Professor Eva Kittay, has been elected to serve as Vice-President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association this year. She will serve as President of that division of the APA the following year. Please join us in congratulating Eva, who we know will do a wonderful job!

A full list of 2015 APA election results can be found here:

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