Temple University’s Fifth Annual Disability and Change Symposium

Monday, March 26, 2018
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Organized by the Institute on Disabilities at Temple, with support from the Interdisciplinary Faculty Council on Disabilities, the Disability and Change Symposium is a one-day, interdisciplinary conference focusing on cultural equity and disability.

The event is free, accessible and open to the public. Registration is required.

Symposium Highlights

The “end of disability” has been a long-standing mantra for medicine and often repudiated by some disability studies scholars and others who question the “end” to mean extermination or erasure. Our 5th Annual Disability & Change Symposium asks us to consider whether the development of technologies such as bionics, implants, and smart technologies brings something new to the debate.

Come listen to interdisciplinary panels of speakers discuss the historic, philosophical/ethical, policy, applied rehabilitative, science/engineering, and first-person perspectives.

For more information, visit https://www.temple.edu/instituteondisabilities/programs/ifc/symposium2018.shtml


Upcoming MAP Reading Group – Changing the Culture of Academic Philosophy

On November 17, 2017 Temple’s MAP will be hosting its second reading group. The topic of this reading group is feminism and philosophy, focusing our discussion on Sally Haslanger’s paper “Changing the Ideology and Culture of Philosophy: Not By Reason (Alone).” (A link to a PDF of the text can be found below.)


MAP board member Kate Brelje will be leading our discussion.

This reading group is open to everyone (including across discipline!) and we welcome anyone who is interested to attend.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Join MAP for Our First Event!


The two articles for the reading group discussion portion of the meeting can be found below.

“Relationship Mapping of Minorities in Philosophy”, by Andrew Higgins


“The lack of diversity in philosophy is blocking its progress”, by Peter Levine


Hello, Temple University!


The Philosophy Department at Temple University is excited to announce its recently founded student-led organization called Minorities and Philosophy (MAP). MAP was conceptualized in 2013 by graduate students at the University of Leeds. Today, there are over 80 chapters at varying academic institutions throughout the UK, Europe mainland, and the United States.

MAP at Temple aims to examine and address minority issues in academic philosophy. This includes reviewing and discussing philosophy done by minority individuals working in the academic arena, as well as work completed on issues of minorities within the field of philosophy.

Throughout the Fall 2017 semester MAP will be hosting several different events for the TU community. These will include a Meet & Greet, a monthly reading group, a double feature film screening, and a MAP-oriented workshop for graduate philosophy students and faculty members.

Please check back soon for more updates, including a complete calendar of events for the 2017-2018 school year!