KIE Senior Scholar Launches New Journal on the Philosophy of Disability

The Journal of the Philosophy of Disability is now accepting submissions. This new journal devoted to the philosophical study of disability is edited by Joel Michael Reynolds, an Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Disability at Georgetown University, a Senior Research Scholar in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, and core faculty in Georgetown’s disability studies program, and Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, a Professor of Philosophy at Gallaudet University, Secretary/Treasurer of the Society for Analytical Feminism, and co-leader of the Disability Ethics Affinity Group of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Both Burke and Reynolds are members of the board of the Society for Philosophy and Disability, which is a partner of the JPD.

The journal will publish peer-reviewed articles, review essays, critical responses, and commentaries, as well as occasional topical clusters and symposia. The editors welcome scholarship from all philosophical perspectives, including analytic, continental, and pragmatist traditions, the history of philosophy, empirically informed philosophy, non-Western philosophy, as well as other traditions, fields, and disciplines that substantively engage research in philosophy of disability. The JPD will be published fully open-access by the Philosophy Documentation Center with assistance from Georgetown University. Authors who have committed to submit to the inaugural issues of the JPD include Eva Feder Kittay, Havi Carel, Leslie Francis, Kim Q. Hall, Adam Cureton, Andrea Pitts, Desiree Valentine, Joseph Stramondo, Kevin Timpe, David Wasserman, Melinda Hall, Chris Kaposy, Licia Carlson, and Christine Wieseler.You can read more details about the journal as well as the field of philosophy of disability on the American Philosophical Association Blog‘s Forefront of Research series. Please follow the Journal of Philosophy of Disability on Twitter and on Facebook and look out for its inaugural issue this fall. Send any inquires to