Disability at the 2018 Pacific APA


THURSDAY AFTERNOON, March 29, 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.

5J APA Committee Session: Defining Disability
Arranged by the APA Committee on Philosophy and Medicine
Chair: Jennifer Hawkins (Duke University)
Speakers: Adam Cureton (University of Tennessee)
“Disability and the Importance of Personal Aims and Projects”
Joseph Stramondo (San Diego State University)
“Prioritizing the Pragmatic When Choosing a Theory of Disability”
David Wasserman (National Institutes of Health)
“Should We Try to Define Disability Non-normatively? Lessons from the 40-Year Debate on the Value-neutrality of Health and Disease”

FRIDAY MORNING, March 30, 9:00 - Noon

7J Colloquium: Metaphilosophy
Chair: Peter Ross (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
Speakers: Anna Drozdzowicz (Independent Scholar)
Pierre Saint-Germier (Independent Scholar)
Samuel Schindler (University of Aarhus)
“An Expertise Defense via Armchair Physics” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator: Alex Madva (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
Chair: Taylor Doran (University of California, Riverside)
Speaker: Jacob Stump (University of Toronto)
“On Socrates’ Project of Philosophical Conversion” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator: Suzanne Obdrzalek (Claremont McKenna College)
Chair: Nick Harrison (University of Utah)
Speaker: Elizabeth Cantalamessa (University of Miami)
“Disability Studies, Conceptual Ethics, and Metalinguistic Negotiation” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator: Leslie Pickering Francis (University of Utah)

SATURDAY MORNING, March 31, 9:00 - Noon

10L APA Committee Session: Doing Philosophy with a Disability
Arranged by the APA Committee on Inclusiveness
Chair: Joseph Stramondo (San Diego State University)
Speakers: Christine Wieseler (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
“Reflections on Embodiment in the Classroom: or, A Disabled Philosopher Walks into a Medical School” [abstract]
Teresa Blankmeyer Burke (Gallaudet University)
“Disability Calculus: Silencing and Speaking Out”
Audrey Yap (University of Victoria)
“Ableist Narratives and Self-Identification”

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