Disability at the 2019 Eastern APA

Tuesday, January 18, Noon-2:00 p.m. - G6K Association for Philosophy of Education and Society for Philosophy and Disability
Topic: Education and Disability
Speakers: Jaime Ahlberg (University of Florida)
“On Inclusion”
Adam Cureton (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
“Respect for Students with Disabilities”
Franziska Felder (University of Birmingham and University of Zurich)
“Why Disability Invites Us to Think Differently about Justice”
Simo Vehmas (Stockholm University)
“Profound Intellectual Disability and the Principle of Age Appropriateness”

Tuesday, January 8, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - 7M APA Committee Session: Choosing Down Syndrome Arranged by the APA Committee for Philosophy and Medicine and the Society for Philosophy and Disability
Chair: Jennifer Hawkins (Duke University)
Speakers: Chris Kaposy (Memorial University)
“Why More Parents Should Choose Children with
Down Syndrome”
Dana Howard (Ohio State University)
“What Can I Learn From Other Parents? Adaptive Preferences, Attachment, and Transformative Choices”
Eva Kittay (Stony Brook University)
“The Need for Information and Supports in Making Prenatal Decisions”
David Wasserman (National Institutes of Health)
“Is Prenatal Therapy for Down Syndrome a Reasonable Alternative to Prenatal Selection Against It?"

Tuesday January 18, 9:00 a.m.–Noon - 5N Colloquium: Epistemology I
Chair: Christopher McCammon (Tidewater Community College)
Speaker: Benjamin Winokur (York University)
“Metaphysically Robust Constitutivism and Privileged Self-Knowledge”
Commentator: TBA
Chair: Christopher McCammon (Tidewater Community College)
Speaker: Benjamin Winokur (York University)
“Metaphysically Robust Constitutivism and Privileged Self-Knowledge”
Commentator: TBA

Tuesday, January 18, 9:00 a.m.-Noon - G5F American Society for Value InquiryTopic: Technology and Human Fulfillment
Chair: G. John M. Abbarno (D’Youville College)
Speakers: William Cornwell (American University in the Emirates)
“Retooling Ancient Virtues for Fulfillment in an Age of Information and Communication Technologies”
Elyse Purcell (SUNY Oneonta)
“Engineering Perfection: Disability, Human Fulfillment, and Genetic Enhancement”
Paul Swift (University of Connecticut–Hartford)
“Wechatting and Zamyatin: What Kind of Privacy Is Virtual Privacy?”

Wednesday, January 9 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 a.m. - G11F The Society of Philosophers in America Topic: Living Philosophies of Disability
Chair: Daniel J. Brunson (Morgan State University)
Speakers: Grace Joy Cebrero (University of Minnesota)
“Actually, Nobody Cares: The Ethics of Care in Navigating the Workplace as an Invisibly Disabled Colleague”
Tommy J. Curry (Texas A&M University)
“Orthopedic Injury, Pain Management, and Regenerative Medicine”
Nate Jackson (Capital University)
“Individualisms and Security Measures: Producing and Performing Disability”
Eric T. Weber (University of Kentucky)
“Stoic Pragmatism for Parenting a Child with Disabilities”

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Shame: Theories, Methods, Norms, Cultures, and Politics


Cecilea Mun


Lexington Books; June 30, 2018, final manuscript delivery date


I am currently looking for a chapter contribution that focuses on the topic of shame and disability. I am open in regard to the specific focus/aim of the chapter and the framework from which the content of the chapter is presented, although it is necessary for the chapter contribution to be consistent with the aims of the edited collection as a whole and addresses at least some of the questions listed in the description below.


If you would like to submit a paper to be considered for publication in this edited collection, please submit the following by December 31, 2017 (strict deadline) to

An email with your name and the words “Edited Collection on Shame” in the subject heading, with 2, 3, and 4 (below) as attachments. No need to add any personal or introductory message.
Your contact information and a brief bio of approximately 150 words in length. Please include the title of your paper in the header.
An abstract of approximately 250 words in length, prepared for anonymous review.
A complete draft of your paper of approximately 8,000 words in length, prepared for anonymous review.
A decision will be made by January 31, 2018.

The edited collection will approach the topic of shame as a richly layered experience and will focus as a whole on the following three themes:

Questions about theory and method in the science and study of shame.
Normative considerations regarding shame and its importance to understanding ourselves as individuals and in relation to our communities.
How the context of culture and politics, broadly construed, affect our understanding of what shame is and who we are in the face of shame.
More specifically, this edited collection will address the following questions:

How ought the science of shame be pursued?
How ought the science of shame identify its object of study?
What methods are appropriate for a rigorous scientific study of shame?
Does the method of study determine or influence a theory of shame or vice versa?
How is shame related to a normative understanding of ourselves as individual persons, which includes an understanding of ourselves as moral and epistemic agents within a community?
How do culture and politics affect the value and import of shame?
What is the relationship between culture and politics in the construction of shamed identities?
This edited collection’s pedagogical aim and marketing strategy is to introduce the reader to the academic discourse on shame from a broad interdisciplinary perspective, and to address questions and concerns that any rigorous, academic study of shame ought to consider. It will provide scholars from diverse disciplines and at multiple levels of expertise, including undergraduates, graduates, and professional academics in various disciplines (e.g., philosophy, psychology, sociology, English, history, women, gender, and sexuality studies, and disabilities studies) opportunities to engage the academic discourse on shame.

Finally, it will provide a collection of contributions that will not only address pre-existing concerns within the discourse on shame and emotion (including the problems that have persisted throughout the academic discourse on shame and emotion), but will also add new insights and alternative perspectives that move the pre-existing discourse beyond these persistent problems or to make these problems more tractable for the project of understanding shame and its import to our self, others, and our community.


Sandy Berkovski, Valeria Bizzari, Laura Candiotto, Paniel Reyes Cárdenas, Lisa Cassidy, Jake Jackson, Dolichan Kollerath, Cecilea Mun, James A. Russell, Mikko Salmela, Alba Montes Sánchez, and Louise Sundararajan.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this CFP, please contact the editor, Cecilea Mun, at
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Hello, I'm a new member and I'm disabled myself.
Question: does anyone here know about twice exceptionality? I am a philosophy major right now; in the future, I wish to be a therapist to work with gifted\disabled folks, twice exceptionals, because I see that human services and psychlogy are still in their infancy regarding intellectually gifted disabled folks.

From a philosophical view, i enjoy disecting the political, social, intellectual structural barriers that impede gifted disabled folks from advancing.
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