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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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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

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Conference – Disability in Latin Medieval Philosophy and Theology

This conference is organized by Scott Williams and Richard Cross.  It will take place at the University of Notre Dame from April 26-28, 2018. More information can be found at: Please RSVP to Scot Williams ( by April 9th.

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Sessions on Disability at the 2017 Eastern APA Meeting

Society for Philosophy and Disability Topic: Respecting People with Disabilities in Public and Private Life Date: Friday, January 6 9:00 a.m.–Noon Chair: Eva Kittay (Stony Brook University, SUNY) Speakers: John Vorhaus (University College, London) “Identity, Self-Respect, and People with Profound Cognitive Impairments” Alice Crary (The New School)

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

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Two Sessions on Disability at the 2014 Eastern APA in Philadelphia

Society for Philosophy and Disability:  Disability in Interpersonal Contexts – Monday, Dec. 29, 1:30-4:30 Chair: Anita Silvers (San Francisco State University) Speakers: Virginia Warren (Chapman University)  “Moral Disability, ‘Moral Injury’, and the Flight from Vulnerability” Adam Cureton (University of Tennessee) “Portraying One’s Disability in Public” Elizabeth Harman (Princeton University) “I’ll Be Glad

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CFA – The Second Annual Lehigh University Conference in Philosophy – Philosophy Unbound

Call for Abstracts The Second Annual Lehigh University Conference in Philosophy Philosophy Unbound Thursday October 23—Friday 24, 2014 Keynote speaker: Louise Antony, University of Massachusetts Amherst The Lehigh University Philosophy Department invites submissions for our Second Annual Conference in Philosophy. We are interested in submissions that challenge,

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Eastern APA Session 2013 – Society for Philosophy and Disability Session

SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 28th GV-11.  Society for Philosophy and Disability 6:00-9:00 p.m. Chair: David Wasserman (National Institutes of Health) Speakers: Heather Bradshaw (Bristol University) “Morphological Diversity: Can Societies Promote Disability Rights and Human Enhancement?” Melinda Hall (Stetson University) “Transhumanist Utopias: Rethinking Enhancement and Disability” Commentators: Adrienne Asch (Yeshiva

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Disability at the Law and Society Association Conference – May 30-June 2 2013

2013 Annual Law and Society Assocation Conference Disability Legal Studies Panels (CRN#40)    List of panels:         I.         Roundtable: Disability Legal Studies      II.         Access to Justice and the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities    III.         Law, Society, and Technologies: A Disability Perspective

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Disability at the 2013 Pacific APA

Feminism and Disability Friday, March 29, 4-6 pm Chair:  Pin-Fei Lu (Taipei Medical University) Speaker:         Shelley Tremain (Independent Scholar), “Educating Jouy: A Case Study of Ableism in Feminist Philosophy” Commentators: Linda Martín Alcoff (Hunter College) Jana Sawicki (Williams College) Disability, Eugenics and Technology  The session will be co-sponsored

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2 years ago



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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