Change in SPD leadership

David Wasserman is SPD’s new President. Adam Cureton stepped down so that he can focus on chairing the newly created APA Committee on the Status of Disabled People in the Profession. The Board of Directors asked David, who was Vice President of SPD, to finish out Adam’s

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Disability at the 2020 Central APA

Society for Philosophy and Disability – Thursday, February 27 2020, 10:00am-NoonTopic: Stoicism, Justice, Health, and Disability: Themes from the Work of Lawrence C. Becker Chair: Adam Cureton (University of Tennessee) Speakers: Christie Hartley (Georgia State University) – “Becker on the Tough Crowd and Justice for the Disabled”

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Two TT Positions – UCSB

APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2020AOS: Ethics or Social/Political/Legal PhilosophyAOC: Open The Department of Philosophy invites applications for two positions in Ethics or Social/Political/Legal Philosophy · Applicants for the Open Rank Professor position should apply to JPF01564,http://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01564. We invite applicants at the assistant, associate, and full levels. A complete application

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Call for Proposals – AAPT Conference on Teaching Philosophy

Conference dates and location 22-25 July, 2020 Otterbein University Westerville, Ohio (near Columbus) Topics Interactive workshops related to teaching and learning philosophy at any educational level are welcome. We encourage creative approaches to individual or panel workshops on: Innovative and successful teaching strategies, course/ assignment design How

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Disability at the 2019 Pacific APA

Thursday Afternoon, 1:00–4:00 p.m. APA Committee Session: Book Symposium: Shelley L. Tremain, Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability Arranged by the APA Committee on the Status of Women and co-sponsored by the Society for Philosophy and Disability Chair: Melinda Hall (Stetson University) Speakers: Devonya N. Havis (Canisius

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Sad news – Anita Silvers

We were very sad to learn that Anita Silvers, a founding member of the SPD Board of Directors, passed away. Anita was a guiding light in Philosophy of Disability, and Philosophy more generally. She was also a tireless advocate, a wonderful teacher and a mentor and friend

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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 DisabilityTopic: Education and DisabilitySpeakers: 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

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Sad news – Lawrence C. Becker

We were deeply saddened to hear that Lawrence C. Becker has died.  He was an excellent philosopher, a model of grace and resilience, an admirable person, and a good friend to many of us. Becker made significant and lasting theoretical contributions to the philosophy of disability.  He

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