Joel Reynolds, “We Are All Somebody’s Child: Disability, Speciesism, and the Problem of Dehumanization”

Posted On March 3, 2021
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The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics is hosting a virtual presentation by Dr. Joel Reynolds on Friday, March 5, 2021, at 3:00 PM ET.

This event is part of the JBB Center’s Spring 2021 Speakers Series-  “Ethical Dialogues Across the Virtual University – Multidisciplinary Perspectives.”

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Title: “We Are All Somebody’s Child: Disability, Speciesism, and the Problem of Dehumanization”

Joel Michael Reynolds is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Disability Studies at Georgetown University, a Senior Research Scholar in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, a Senior Advisor to The Hastings Center, and core faculty in Georgetown’s Disability Studies Program. He is also the founder of The Journal of Philosophy of Disability, which he edits with Teresa Blankmeyer Burke. Dr. Reynolds research is especially concerned with the meaning of disability, the issue of ableism, and how philosophical inquiry into each might improve the lives of people with disabilities and the justness of institutions ranging from medicine to politics. He is the author or co-author of over two dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and the booksThe Life Worth Living: Disability, Pain, and the History of Morality (forthcoming with The University of Minnesota Press), The Meaning of Disability (under contract with Oxford University Press), and Philosophy of Disability: An Introduction (under contract with Polity). He is the co-editor with Christine Wieseler of The Disability Bioethics Reader (forthcoming with Routledge) and with Erik Parens of “For All of Us? On the Weight of Genomic Knowledge,” a special issue of The Hastings Center Report. His public philosophy has been featured in TIME, HuffPost, AEON, The Conversation, Health Progress, and in a Tedx talk. Currently, he is the co-director of a 2-year NEH Public Humanities project, The Art of Flourishing: Conversations on Disability and Technology, chair of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy’s Committee on Accessibility, Disability, and Inclusion, and a board member of the Society for Philosophy and Disability.