Philosophical Perspectives on Disability: A Postgraduate Conference
Tuesday 9th May 2017, University of Leeds
The University of Leeds Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter is delighted to invite you to its second conference, Philosophical Perspectives on Disability: A Postgraduate Conference, which will take place on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017.
The philosophical interest on the topic of disability is fairly new and, given this, a lot of issues have yet to be explored. The aim of this conference is to bring together students and scholars who work in this area and who engage with questions such as: disabled or differently-abled? What is a disability? How should we think about disabilities? What is the relationship between a disability and the context in which it occurs? What are the metaphysically relevant aspects of disability? How should disability be seen from a political point of view? Is there an ethics of disability? What is the place of a phenomenology of disability? What ought to be changed in the way we see and consider disability? etc.
The event will include 5 postgraduate speakers (schedule and speakers TBC) and a keynote talk given by Professor Jackie Leach Scully (Newcastle University) on disability, ethics, and epistemology.
The event is free and open to all. If you wish to attend the conference, please register using the registration form on our website: http://ppod2017.weebly.com/registration.html Registration will be open until May 2nd, 2017, 16:00 GMT.
The conference will be run in accordance with the BPA/SWIP-UK Good Practice Scheme. We are dedicated to making this event accessible and inclusive. Please find the accessibility information on our website: http://ppod2017.weebly.com/practical-info.html. More information about the programme and funding will become available soon.
For further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the MAP@Leeds Team (PRHSmaps@leeds.ac.uk).