Research & Publications

posterEva Kittay’s first works in philosophy were in the philosophy of language, publishing Metaphor: Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure (Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press). In 1999, Kittay’s Love’s Labor: Essays on Women, Equality and Dependency, received international attention and has been translated into Japanese and Italian. The edited collection Women and Moral Theory ushered in decades-long work by philosophers in the ethics of care. Other edited collections include The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy, and Theoretical Perspectives on Dependency and Women. A 2008 collection — based on a conference she organized, Cognitive Disability and the Challenge to Moral Philosophy — opened a new field of inquiry in philosophy.

Eva also lectures widely at academic and professional conferences, on bioethics panels and to lay audiences of parents and families of people with disabilities.


Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy (with Licia Carlson, (Wiley Blackwell, May 2010.)

Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy, (with Linda Alcoff). New York: Blackwell, 2007.

The Subject of Care: Feminist Perspectives on Dependency, (with Ellen K. Feder), Totowa, NJ, Rowman and Littlefield, 2003.

Love’s Labor: Essays on Women, Equality and Dependency. New York: Routledge, 1999
(Translated into Japanese as A Theory of Justice or Dependent Care and Labor of Love by Yoyo Yashiro Okano and Muta Kazue, Publisher Hakutakusha, Toykyo, September, 2010; Also translated into Italian as La cura dell’amore. Donne, uguaglianza, dipendenza, Vita e Pensiero, Italy November, 2010.)

Frames, Fields and Contrasts: New Essays in Semantics and Lexical Organization, (with A. Lehrer), edited collection based on the Conference on the Structure of the Lexicon: Semantic Fields and Its Alternatives. With Introductory Essay, co-authored with Adrienne Lehrer. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1992.

Metaphor: Its Linguistic Structure and Its Cognitive Force. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy, 1987. Paperback edition, 1989.

Women and Moral Theory (with Diana Meyers), edited collection of essays based on a conference held at Stony Brook. With Introductory Essay, co-authored with Diana Meyers. New Jersey: Rowman and Littlefield, 1987.

Edited Journals

Special Issue of Metaphilosophy: Cognitive Disability: A Challenge to Moral Philosophy, edited with Licia Carlson July 2009.

Special Issue of Hypatia: Feminism and Disability. (Guest editor with Anita Silvers and Susan Wendell), II, Vol. 17, No. 1 Winter 2002.

Special Issue of Hypatia: Feminism and Disability. (Guest editor with Anita Silvers and Susan Wendell), I, Vol. 16, No. 4 Fall 2001.

Special Issue of Social Theory and Practice: Embodied Values: Philosophy and Disabilities (Edited with Roger Gottlieb) Vol. 27 no. 4, October 2001.

Special Issue of Hypatia, Feminism and the Family, (Guest editor with Ellen Feder) Winter 1996. Vol.10 pp. 8-26.

Special Issue of Philosophy and Feminism Newsletter on the Personal Voice in Feminism and Philosophy, (Guest editor with D. T. Meyers) 1996.

Works in Progress

  • A Humbler Philosophy: Disabled Minds and Things that Matter—Monograph
  • Caring About Care—Collection of Essays
  • “The Completion of Care” in Care and the Professions edited by Ana Maria Gonzalez
  • “T-4 and Racism: A Theory of Racism as Property-Based Exclusion”

Articles and Chapters

(*Indicates publication in a refereed journal.)

  1. “The Liberal Autonomous Subject and the Question of of Health Inequalities” In Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: Bridging Perspectives for New Conversations, edited by Rebecca Walker and Michelle Rivkin-Fish, Studies in Social Medicine Series, University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming.
  2. “A Theory of Justice Based On An Ethics Of Care as Fair Terms Of Social Life Given our Inevitable Dependency And Our Inextricable Interdependency.” In Ethics of Care and Political Theory, edited by Daniel Engster and Maurice Hamington, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  3. *”Centering Justice on Dependency and Recovering Freedom” Hypatia, Vol 30 No. 1, forthcoming.
  4. “The Completion of Care” in Caring Professions and Globalization: Philosophical and Practical Perspectives edited by Ana Marta Gonalez, and Craig Iffland, Palgrave, forthcoming.
  5. *“Dependency” in Keywords in Disability Studies, ed Rachael Adams and Benjamin Reiss, NYU Press, forthcoming.
  6. The Body as a Place of Care” in Exploring the Work of Edward S. Casey edited by Azucena Cruz-Pierre and Donald A. Landes, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2013
  7. *“Caring for the Long Haul” IJFAB, Special Issue on Aging and Long-term care, IJFAB forthcoming.
  8. “Une éthique de la pratique philosophique.” Tous vulnérables? Le care, les animaux et l’environnement, edited by Sandra Laugier, Payot & Rivages, Paris, pp. 123-171, 2012. (Translation of “The Ethics of Philosophizing: Ideal Theory and the Exclusion of People with Severe Cognitive Disabilities,” by Nicolas Delon.)
  9. *The Moral Harm of Migrant Carework: Realizing a Global Right to Care” Polity volume, Gender & Global Justice. (revised and reprinted from Philosophical Topics, vol. 37, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 53-73) forthcoming.
  10. “Getting from Here to There: Claiming Justice for People with Severe Cognitive Disabilities” in Rosamund Rhodes, Margaret Battin P., and Anita Silvers, editors, Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press: New York (2012), pp. 313-324.
  11. “Forward” to Philosophical Inquiry into Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering, edited by Caroline Lundquist,
  12. “Interview” in Justice Rooted in an Ethics of Care: Reconceiving Equality, edited by Yayo Okono and Mutsa Kazue, Hakutaku-sha, Tokyo, 2011. (A volume in Japanese commenting on my work.)
  13. “From the Ethics of Care to Global Justice”, in Justice Rooted in an Ethics of Care: Reconceiving Equality, edited by Yayon Okono and Mutsa Kazue, Hakutaku-sha, Tokyo, 2011.
  14. *“The Ethics of Care, Dependence and Disability” Ratio Juris 24:1 (March 2011).
  15. *“Forever Small: The Strange Case of Ashley X”, Hypatia, Summer 2011Volume 26, Issue, 610-31
  16. “Why We Should Care about Global Caring” in Regulating Family Responsibilities, edited by Craig Lind, Heather Keating, and Jo Bridgeman. Ashgate Publishing Ltd; Hampshire, 2011.
  17. A Tribute to an Idea: The Completion of Care” in Letters to Nel Noddings: Mother,Teacher, Scholar, Friend. ed. Robert Lake, Teacher’s College Press: New York, 2011.
  18. *”Shei’s “World Poverty and Moral Responsible”: A Friendly Critique. Taiwanese Journal of Social Welfare, 9(1), 2010
  19. *“Navigating Growth Attenuation in Children with Profound Disabilities: Children’s Interests, Family Decision-Making, and Community Concerns” Co-authored as one of the members of the Seattle Growth Attenuation & Ethics Working Group. Hastings Center Report, November 2010.
  20. *“’They Don’t Know the Difference Anyway’: Dissenting from the Seattle Growth Attenuation and Ethics Working Group’s Compromise Position”, Hastings Center Report, November 2010.
  21. *“Planning a Trip to Italy, Arriving in Holland: The Delusion of Choice in Planning a Family,” International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 3.2. November, 2010.
  22. “Il danno morale del lavoro di cura migrante: per un diritto globale alla cura” Translated by Brunella Casalini, Societa’ Italiana di Filosofia Politica, accessible at
  23. “Introduction: Rethinking Philosophical Presumptions In Light Of Cognitive Disability” With Licia Carlson, Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy, edited by Eva Kittay and Licia Carlson, Blackwell, 2010.
  24. “Rethinking Philosophical Presumptions in Light of Cognitive Disability” (with Licia Carlson) Metaphilosophy July, 2009.
  25. *“The Personal is Philosophical is Political: A Philosopher and Mother of a Cognitively Disabled Person Sends Notes From the Battlefield.” Metaphilosophy July, 2009. Reprinted in Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy, edited by Eva Kittay and Licia Carlson, Blackwell, 2010.
  26. *The Moral Harm of Migrant Carework: Realizing a Global Right to Care” Philosophical Topics, vol. 37, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 53-73.
  27. The Ethics of Philosophizing: Ideal Theory and the Exclusion of People with Severe Cognitive Disabilities,” in Lisa Tessman, editor, Feminist Ethics and Social and Political Philosophy: Theorizing the Non-Ideal, Springer, (2009).
  28. *“’The Global Heart Transplant’: The Moral Quandry of Transnational Caregivers” Southern Journal of Philosophy, (Special Supplement 2008), pp. 135-165.
  29. ““Ideal Theory Bioethics and the Exclusion of People with Severe Cognitive Disabilities,” in Hilde Lindeman, Marian Verkerk, and Margaret Walker, editors, Naturalized and Narrative Bioethics, Cambridge University Press 2008.
  30. “Searching for an Overlapping Consensus: A Secular Care Ethics Feminist Responds to Religious Feminists,” 5 University of St. Thomas Law Journal (2008).
  31. *“A Feminist Care Ethics, Dependency and Disability,” APA Newsletter for Feminism and Philosophy, Spring 2007 Volume 06, Number 2, pp. 3-6
  32. “Whose Convenience? Whose Truth? A Comment on Peter Singer’s ‘A Convenient Truth’”
(with Jeffrey Kittay) The Hastings Center Bioethics Forum, Wednesday, February 28, 2007.
  33. “Auf der Suche nach einer bescheideneren Philosophie: Die Begegnung mit geistiger Beeinträchtigung die Suche nach dem Wichtigen im Leben.” (“In Quest for a Humbler Philosophy Encountering Impaired Minds – Finding the Things that Matter”). In Katrin Grüber, Markus Dederich, editors, Herausforderungen Mit schwerer Behinderung leben Eine Veröffentlichung des Instituts Mensch, Ethik und Wissenschaft (IMEW). Frankfurt am Main: Mabuse-Verlag (2007) 153-162.
  34. “Defining Feminist Philosophy” (with Linda Alcoff) in Linda Martin Alcoff and Eva Feder Kittay, editors, The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy, Blackwell Publishing 2007, pp. 1-16.
  35. “Beyond Autonomy and Paternalism: The Caring Transparent Self” in T. Nys, Y. Denier & T. Vandevelde, editor, Autonomy and Paternalism. Between Independence and Good Intentions, Leuven: Peeters, 2006, pp 1-29.
  36. The Idea of Care Ethics in Biomedicine: The Case of Disability” in Christopher Rehman-Sutter, editor, Biomedicine and Human Limits. (Springer Verlag, 2006).
  37. “Thoughts on the Desire for Normality” in Erik Parens (ed.), Surgically Shaping Children: Essays on Technology, Ethics, and the Pursuit of Normality (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).
  38. *“On the Margins of Moral Personhood,” Ethics, October 2006, 100-131.
    Reprinted in Journal Of Bioethical Inquiry (2008) Volume: 5, Issue: March, Publisher: Springer Netherlands, Pages: 137-156
  39. *“Shouldering the Burden, Case Study Commentary,” Hasting Center Report, September-October 2005, 13.
  40. *“Dependency, Difference, and Global Ethic of Longterm Care” (with Bruce Jennings and Angela Wasunna) The Journal of Political Philosophy, vol. 13 (2005), 443-469.
    Reprinted in Philosophy, Politics & Society, 8th Series (Population & Political Theory), ed. James S Fishkin and Robert E Goodin (Oxford: Blackwell, 2008 or 9).
    Reprinted in the Taiwanese Journal of Social Welfare, 2006.
  41. Equality, Dignity and Disability” in Mary Ann Lyons and Fionnuala Waldron (eds.) (2005) Perspectives on Equality The Second Seamus Heaney Lectures. Dublin: The Liffey Press, pp. 95-122.
  42. “Dependency, Equality, and Welfare” in Susan Fainstein and Lisa Servon, editors, Gender, Planning, and Public Policy: A Reader. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press 2005.
  43. *“Falling Short” Boston Review, April/May 2004.
  44. “Disability, Equal Dignity and Care,” Concilium, International Journal for Theology, “The discourse of dignity.” Vol. 2003/2.
  45. “Caring for all our Children: Comments on Dorothy Roberts’ Why Race Matters in Child Welfare Interventions,” Child, Family and State, NOMOS XLIV, Edited by Stephen Macedo and Iris Young. New York University Press, 2003, pp. 149-169.
  46. “Can Contractualism Justify State-Supported Long-Term Care Policies? Or, I’d Rather Be Some Mother’s Child: A Reply to Nussbaum and Daniels,” Ethical Choices In Long-Term Care: What Does Justice Require? World Health Organization, 2002, Appendix C, pp. 77-85.
  47. *“Reponses to Commentaries on Love’s Labor.” Hypatia, Vol. 17, No. 1 Winter 2002, pp. 237-250.
  48. Caring for the Vulnerable by Caring for the Caregiver: The Case of Mental Retardation.” In Health Care and Distributive Justice edited by Rosamond Rhodes, Margaret Battin and Anita Silvers. Oxford University Press. 2002, pp. 290-300.
  49. “Brokering the Union of Liberalism and Feminism: An Introduction to Martha `Nussbaum’s “The Feminist Critique of Liberalism.” In Classics of Political Philosophy and Moral Theory edited by Steven Cahn, Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 1131-1134.
  50. *“When Care is Just and Justice is Caring: The Case of the Care for the Mentally Retarded” Public Culture, vol. 13, no. 3, Special issue “The Critical Limits of Embodiment: Reflections on Disability Criticism.” September 2001, pp. 557-579.
    Reprinted in Kittay and Feder, The Subject of Care.
  51. “From Welfare to a Public Ethic of Care.” In Women and Welfare: Theory and Practice in the United States and Europe. Edited by Nancy Hirschmann and Ulrike Liebert, Rutgers University Press, 2001, pp. 38-64.
  52. *“A Feminist Public Ethic of Care Meets the New Communitarian Family Policy” Ethics, vol. 111, no. 3, April 2001 pp. 523-547.
  53. “What Justice (Welfare) Owes Care.” In Social and Political Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives. Edited by James Sterba, Routledge, New York, 2001, 129-150.
  54. “At Home with My Daughter: Reflections on Olmstead v. L. C. and E. W.” In Americans With Disabilities: Exploring Implications of the Law for Individuals and Institutions. Edited by Leslie Francis and Anita Silvers, Rouledge, 2000.
  55. *“Relationality, Personhood, and Peter Singer on the Fate of Severely Impaired Infants.” APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine, Winter 2000.
    Reprinted in Pediatric Bioethics, edited by Geoffrey Miller, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2009.
  56. “Prenatal Testing for Genetic Disability” Reflections and Recommendations In Light of Concerns Articulated by the Disability Community.” With Eric Parens, Adrienne Asch, and the Participants of the Hastings Project on Genetic Testing. Hastings Report, vol. 29, no. 5, Sept.- Oct. 1999
  57. “Welfare, Dependency and A Public Ethic of Care.” In Whose Welfare? Edited by Gwendolyn Mink. Cornell University Press, 1999, pp.189-213.
  58. “Not My Way, Sesha, Your Way, Slowly: ‘Maternal Thinking’ in the Raising of a Child with Profound Intellectual Disabilities.” In Mother Trouble: Legal Theorists, Philosophers and Theologians Reflect on Dilemmas of Parenting. Edited by Julia Hanisberg and Sara Ruddick. New York: Beacon Press, 1999, pp.3-27.
    Also in Gender Struggles: Recent Essays in Feminist Philosophy. Edited by Constance Mui and Julien Murphy. New Jersey: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002.
    Also reprinted in Women’s Voices: Feminist Visions. Edited by Susan M Shaw and Janet Lee. McGraw-Hill Higher Education. 2006
  59. *“Dependency, Equality, and Welfare.” Feminist Studies. Volume 24, Issue 1 pp. 32-43, Spring 1998.
  60. Concerning Expressivity and the Ethics of Selective Abortion for Disability: Conversations with My Son” (with Leo Kittay). In Norms and Values: Essays in Honor of Virginia Held, edited by Joram Haber and Mark Halfon. Totowa, New Jersey, 1998.
    Also in The Ethics of Prenatal Testing and Selective Abortion: A Report from the Hastings Center, Press, edited by Adrienne Asch and Eric Parens. Philadelphia: Temple University, 2000, 196-214.
  61. An edited version was by broadcast as part of a National Public Radio program “Beyond Affliction: The History of Disability in the U.S.” Part IV Produced by Lori Block and Jay Allison. May 1998– August 1998.
  62. *”Welfare, Dependency and a Public Ethic of Care.” Social Justice, Vol. 25, No. 1, April 1998.
  63. “Metaphor.” The Encyclopedia of Philosophy Supplement, New York: Macmillan Press, 1998.
  64. “Social Policy and Feminist Theory.” In Blackwell’s Companion to Feminist Philosophy, edited by Alison Jaggar and Iris Young. Oxford: Blackwell, 1998).
  65. *”Ah! My Foolish Heart: A Commentary on Alan Soble’s ‘Philosophical Explorations of the Antioch Sexual Offense Policy.’” Journal of Social Philosophy, 28:2, Fall 1997.
    Reprinted in Alan Soble, The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings, 5th edition, Rowman and Littlefield, 2007.
  66. “Women, Welfare, And a Public Ethic of Care.” In The Annual Proceedings for Philosophical Exchange, 27:1996-1997.
  67. On ‘Men’ and Metaphors: Shakespeare, Embodiment and Filing Cabinets—Discussion of Creativity in Metaphor.” In Conceptual Structures and Processes: Emergence, Discovery, and Change, edited by T. B. Ward, S. M. Smith, & J. Vaid. Washington, DC: APA, 1997.
  68. “Human Dependency and Rawlsian Equality.” In Rethinking the Self, edited by D. T. Meyers. Colorado: Westview Press, 1996.
  69. *”Taking Dependency Seriously: Social Cooperation, The Family Medical Leave Act, and Gender Equality Considered in Light of the Social Organization of Dependency Work.” Hypatia, Winter 1995, Vol. 10 pp. 8-26.
    Reprinted in Feminist Ethics and Social Policy, edited by P. DiQuinzio and I. R. Young. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997.
    Reprinted in Rights, edited by Robin West in The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory, 2nd Series, edited Robin West, Ashgate Publishing Co., 2001.
    Reprinted in Philosophy and the Problems of Work, edited by Kory Schaff, Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming.
  70. “Metaphor.” (with Eric Steinhart), The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1995.
  71. “A Network Model for the Generation of Metaphor” (with Eric Steinhart). In Approaches to Metaphor, edited by J. Hintikka and Sandu. Synthese Library. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 1994, pp. 41-94.
  72. *”Mastering Envy: Narcissistic Wound, Symbolic Wounds, and A Vision of Healing.” Psychoanalytic Review, 1994.
    Reprinted in Gender and Envy, edited by Nancy Burke, New York: Routledge, 1998.
  73. “Semantic Fields and Psychological Content.” In Frames, Fields and Contrasts: New Essays in Lexical and Semantic Organization. New Jersey: Erlbaum, 1992, pp. 229-253.
  74. “Hypocrisy.” Encyclopedia of Ethics. New York: Garland Press, 1992, pp. 582-587.
  75. *”In Whose Different Voice? A Commentary on Martha Minow’s ‘Equalities’.” Journal of Philosophy, November, 1991.
  76. “Metaphor.” International Encyclopedia of Communications. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990.
  77. “A Reply to Donald Davidson’s ‘What Metaphors Mean’ Or Metaphors as Rearranging the Furniture of the Mind.” In Philosophy of Language. Edited by Max Freund. Costa Rico, 1990. (In Spanish.)
    Revised and reprinted in From a Metaphorical Point of View, edited by Z. Radman. Berlin/New York: W. de Gruyter, 1995, pp. 73-116.
  78. *”Woman as Metaphor.” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Summer 1988, pp. 63-87.
    Reprinted in Feminist Social Thought: A Reader, edited by D. T. Meyers. New York: Routledge, 1997, pp. 264-286. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990, pp. 192-203.
  79. *”The Greater Danger: Pornography, Social Science and Women’s Rights”, Social Epistemology, 1988, 117-33.
  80. *”The Identification of Metaphor.” Synthese 58, 1984, 153-202.
  81. “Pornography and the Erotics of Domination.” In Beyond Domination: New Essays in Feminist Theory, ed. by C.C. Gould. New Jersey: Rowman and Allanheld, 1984, pp. 145-74.
    Also translated as “Pornographie und die Erotik der Herrschaft” in Denkverhaltnisse: Feminismus und Kritik, ed. by Elisabeth List and Herlinde Studer. Suhrkamp: Frankfourt am Main, 1989, pp.202-242.
    Reprinted in Gender, edited by Carol C. Gould, New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1997.
  82. *”Rereading Freud on ‘Femininity'” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1984. Reprinted, Azizah Y. al-Hibri and Margaret Simons, eds. Hypatia Reborn,
  83. Womb Envy as an Explanatory Concept.” In Mothering: Essays in Feminist Theory, ed. by Joyce Trebilcot, New Jersey: Rowman and Allanheld, 1984, 94-128.
  84. *”The Creation of Similarity: A Discussion of Metaphor in Light of Tversky’s Theory of Similarity.” Philosophy of Science Association 1982, Vol. 1, 394-405.
  85. *”On Hypocrisy,” Metaphilosophy, July/October 1982, pp. 277-89.
  86. *”Semantic Fields and the Structure of Metaphor.”(with A. Lehrer), Studies in Language, Vol. V, No. 1, Spring 1981, pp. 31-63.
    Also translated as “Campi semantici e struttura della metafora” in C. Cacciari Theorie della Metaphora , Milano: Raffaeloo Cortina Editore, 1991, pp. 229-267.
  87. *”What’s in a Name?” (with M. Askanas). Philosophia, October 1979, pp. 689-99.

Book Reviews

“Review of Anita Silvers, David Wasserman, Mary B. Mahowald, Disability, Difference, Discrimination: Perspectives on Justice Bioethics and Public Policy,” BRMS 892, Hypatia Volume 17, No.1 (Winter, 2002).

“Review of Revisioning the Political: Feminist Reconstructions of Traditional Concepts in Western Political Theory” by Nancy Hirschmann. Ethics, January 2000.

“A Review of John Rawl’s Political Liberalism,” APA Newsletter of Feminism and Philosophy, Fall, 1994.

“A Review of Philosophy and Feminist Thinking,” by Jean Grimshaw,” Philosophical Review, January, 1989.

“A Review of Genevieve Lloyd’s The Man of Reason: Male and Female in Western Philosophy,” The Minnesota Review, special issue on Women, Psychoanalysis, and Social Change, pp. 115-8.

“A Review of Mike Martin’s Self-Deception and Self- Understanding,” Idealistic Studies, pp. 82-85.

“From Analogy to Meaning.” Review of James Ross’ Portraying Analogy, Cross Currents XXXIII, 1983-84, pp. 476-9.

Invited and Contributed Lectures (from ’93)

  1. “Normalcy and A Good Life” Fifth Annual Zitrin Lecture in Bioethics, City College, CUNY, March 12, 2015.
  2. Panel on “Human Rights and Disability Rights” with Salman Rusdie and Rosemarie-Garland Thomson, Disability Studies Initiative, Emory University, February, 24, 2014
  3. “Normalcy and A Good Life” Disability Studies Initiative Lecture, Emory University, February 23, 2015
  4. “Normalcy and A Good Life” The Annual McMahon Aquinas Lecture, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ill. December 3, 2014.
  5. “Disability Aesthetics” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, November 6, 2014
  6. “Normalcy and A Good Life” Public Lecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, November 5, 2014.
  7. “Disabled People and Care Workers: Two Marginalized Groups in Negotiation” Panel on Evolutions of Household Labor and Inequalities of Class, Race, Gender and Citizenship, Justice in the Home— Domestic Work, Past, Present, and Future, Barnard College, October 17, 2014
  8. Address to NIH Joint Bioethics Colloquium on Moral Personhood and Severe Cognitive Disability, Bethesda, MD, September 30th, 2014
  9. Keynote Address “Normalcy and A Good Life” SPAWN 2014 Philosophy of Disability, Syracuse, NY June 7-9, 2014
  10. “The Autonomy Principle and Care Disparities in the US”, Symposium on Feminist Bioethics, Sorbonne, Paris, May, 2014
  11. “A Theory of Justice for an Ethic of Care” 2014 WPSA, Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, April 17-19, 2014
  12. “Justice as fair terms of social life given our inevitable dependency and our inextricable interdependency.” Leibowitz Prize Lecture, APA, Baltimore, MD, December 29, 2014.
  13. “The Body as the Place of Care” FEAST, Tuscon, AZ, October, 2013.
  14. “Normalcy and The Quality of Life” Keynote Address to the Nordic Network of Disability Researches, Turku, Finland, May 29th, 2013.
  15. “NNDR Pre-conference on Dependency, Interdependence, and Vulnerability” (Day-long workshop on my work and related themes where I commented on all the papers.) May 28th, Turku, Finland, May 28th, 2013.
  16. The Completion of Care, University of Miami, Philosophy Colloquium, April 19, 2013.
  17. Normalcy and a Good Life, University of Miami, Philosophy Colloquium, April 18, 2013.
  18. Commentary on Michael Slote, The Impossibility of Perfection: Aristotle, Feminism, and the Complexities of Ethics, Presented at Author Meets Critics, Pacific SWIP Meeting at the Pacific APA, San Francisco, March 27, 2013.
  19. “Normalcy and the Good Life” Lecture l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales. December 19th 2012
  20. “Dependency” Presented at the l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales Disability Research Seminar, December 18th
  21. “Normalcy and the Good Life”, Keynote Conference on Relationality and the Family in Medicine, Linköping, Sweden. December 10-12, 2012.
  22. Commentary on Serene Khader, Adaptive Preferences and Women’s Empowerment, Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, November 29th, 2012
  23. “Humanities, Social Sciences, and Human Evolutionary Biology:
Three Facets of the Same Enterprise” In-Dialogue Series, Humanities Institute, Stony Brook University, November 28th, 2012.
  24. “Normalcy and Quality of Life”, Columbia University Disability Workshop, October 19th, 2012
  25. “Philosophy and Disability,” Presentation to Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute, August 2012.
  26. “Places of Care” Presentation at the Frontiers of Ethics: Care and Place Project, Chicago, May 22, 2012.
  27. “Problems, Prospects, Possibilities: Cognitive Disability and the Good Life” Delivered at “Autism, Ethics and the Good Life” Conference of the British Academy at King’s College London, April 2, 2012
  28. “Equality-in-Connection” PEALS Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, March 27th, 2012.
  29. “Equality: A Feminist Perspective” APA Panel on New Feminist Perspectives on Equality, APA Central Division, February 18th, 2012.
  30. “Forever Small: The Case of Ashley X” Medical and Scientific Understandings of Childhood, Difference: Framings, Representations and Imaginaries Symposium PEALS Spring Symposium, Newcastle upon Tyne, February 2012.
  31. “Becoming a Philosophical Daughter” Panel on Sara Ruddick, Maternal Thinking, APA Washington, D.C., December 28th
  32. “Com-Passion And Action” Delivered at XII Colloquium in Moral Theology of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute, Rome. Nov. 18-19 2011
  33. “Completion of Care—with Implications for a Duty to Receive Care Graciously” FEAST Conference, Zion, Illinois, September 23, 2011.
  34. Opening Plenary “Care Work Force in Crisis” Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging & Technology. Growing Older With A Disability. Toronto Canada, June 2011.
  35. “On Being Human/The Challenge of Cognitive Disability to Philosophers” Being Human in the 21st Century A Camphill Sponsored Conference, Camphill Village, Kimberton Hills, PA, April 2011.
  36. Panel on Scholarship and Parenting a Disabled Child, The Scholar and Feminist Conference XXXVI, Barnard College, February, 2011.
  37. “The Completion of Care” PEALS Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, February 2011.
  38. “Forever Small” Panel on the Ethics of Embodiment APA Eastern Division, Boston, Dec. 2010
  39. Commentator, “Disability and Philosophy: Missing Voices” APA Eastern Division, Boston, Dec. 2010
  40. “From the Ethics of Care to Global Justice”, Ochanomizu Women’s University, Toykyo, Japan, November 13th, 2010.
  41. Workshop on Love’s Labor, Women’s Studies, Philosophy, Sociology and School of Education, University of Tokyo, Toyko, Japan, November 12th, 2010.
  42. “From the Ethics of Care to Global Justice,” Political Science and Women’s Studies Departments. Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, November 10th, 2010.
  43. “Getting from Here to There: Claiming Rights for the Severely Cognitively Disabled.” Distinguished Lecture Series, Political Science Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, October 25th, 2010.
  44. “Caring for the Long Haul” Keynote Address, American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities, San Diego, California, October, 21st, 2010.
  45. Panel on “Do Some Reasons for Abortion Exacerbate Discrimination against Persons?” “The Case of Prenatal Testing and Selective Abortion of Impaired Fetuses” at the Open Hearts, Open Minds Conference, Princeton NJ, October 16th, 2010
  46. ““Lives not Worth Living: T-4 and a Theory of Racism” Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute, Pennsylvania State University, July 29th, 2010
  47. Plenary Session Panel on Disability and Capability Theory, Society for Disability Studies, Temple University, June, 2010.
  48. Plenary Panel “The Reproductive Years: Ethics and Disability”, Disability and Bioethics through the Life-Cycle Conference, Union Grad College-Mount Sinai School Medicine Bioethics Program, May 21, 2010.
  49. “Caring about Global Caring, Or “What’s Wrong with a Global Heart Transplant?” Lecture Jointly Sponsored by Women’s Studies and History, St. John’s University, New York. April, 8, 2010.
  50. “Lives not Worth Living” Mental Disability, Race and the Nazi’s T-4 Project, The Fitzgibbons Lecture, Boston College, March 5th, 2010.
  51. “Towards A Global Right to Care” presented at a Graduate Seminar in Sociology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy, February 11th
  52. “The Completion of Care” presented at a joint PhD Philosophy, Sociology, and Social Work” seminar at the University of Florence, Florence Italy, February 8th, 2010.
  53. “Disability, Dependence, Dignity And Care” presented to LABdi (Laboratory on Forms of discrimination, institutions and affirmative actions), a project promoted by the Department of Legal Science of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in collaboration with the Regione Emilia-Romagna and “Italia Lavoro s.p.a” Bologna, Italy, February 3rd
  54. “The Completion of Care” presented at the Workshop on Care and the Professions in a Globalized World, Social Trends Institute, Barcelona, Spain, November 6th, 2009.
  55. “Care, Dependency and Dis-Abling Abilism” 25th Anniversary of Hypatia Conference Plenary Panel: Founders Rethink Value Theory, Seattle, Washington, October 22nd, 2009.
  56. “Toward a Global Right to Care”, FEAST 2009, Clearwater FL, Sept 24th, 2009
  57. “ A Global Right to Care” Care and the Family Conference Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 27th, 2009.
  58. “The Personal is Political is Philosophical” presented to the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group, Cambridge University, June 23, 2009.
  59. Seminar on “Beyond Autonomy and Paternalism”, Cambridge University, June 23, 2009.
  60. “Dignity, Care and Disability” presented at International Colloquium on Ethics, Disability and Justice, Centro di Ateneo di Bioetica, Milan, June 18, 2009.
  61. “Why Philosophy Deals with Disability: A Seminar devoted to Love’s Labor”, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, June 17, 2009.
  62. “Project T4, Mental Retardation, and Racism” Presented at the Deadly Medicine Lecture Series, Stony Brook University, SUNY, June 1, 2009.
  63. Keynote Address: The Personal is Political is Philosophical. Conference: “Philosophical Inquiry into Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mothering,” University of Oregon. May 16, 2009 .
  64. “The Personal is Philosophical is Political: A Philosopher/Mother of a Cognitively Disabled Person Sends Notes from the Battlefield,” University of Pennsylvania, Center for Bioethics, Philadelphia, PA, December, 2008.
  65. “Transnational Migration and a Global Right to Care,” Georgetown Law School, Washington, DC, November, 2008.
  66. “The Personal is Philosophical is Political: A Philosopher/Mother of a Cognitively Disabled Person Sends Notes from the Battlefield” Conference organized by the International Journal for Feminism and Bioethics, New York, New York, November, 2008.
  67. “The Moral Significance of Personhood: A Response to Jeff McMahan, Conference on Cognitive Disability: A Challenge to Moral Philosophy, Stony Brook University Manhattan, New York, New York, September 18, 2008.
  68. “A Right to Care and an Ethic of Care in light of Women’s Transnational Migration” Keynote Address, Conference on Gender, the Family and Responsibility, University of Sussex Law School, July, 11, 2008.
  69. “Caring about Transnational Caring” Conference on Women, Philosophy and Global Justice, Oslo, Norway, June 2nd 2008.
  70. Panelist, “To Have the Best Child Possible: The Coming of Age of ‘Proceative Beneficience’” New Dilemmas in Medicine, IHEU-Appignani Bioethics Center & Bioethics International, New York, New York, May 23, 2008.
  71. Participant in Growth Attentuation Workshop, Seattle, Aril 11-13, 2008.
  72. “’The Global Heart Transplant’: Caring Across National Borders” Spindel Conference, University of Memphis, Memphis TN, October 18, 2007.
  73. “The Politics of Difference and the Inclusion of Disability: An Essay in Honor of Iris Young” Panel Honoring Iris Young, Association of Feminist Ethics and Social Theory, Clearwater, Florida, September 27th, 2007.
  74. “Beyond Autonomy and Paternalism” Department of Philosophy, National Cheng Chei University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 1st, 2007.
  75. “The Ethics of Philosophizing” Department of Philosophy, University of Taiwan, Chai-yi, Taiwan May 30th, 2007.
  76. “A Global Ethics of Long Term Care” Department of Social Welfare, University of Taiwan, Chai-yi, Taiwan May 30th, 2007.
  77. “Dependency and Asymmetric Relationships of Power and Authority: The Dependency Critique Meets the Autonomy/Paternalism Dichotomy” Seminar on “A/symmetry” within the Ethics of Care: Compassion and Recognition, Department of Religious Studies and Theology, University of Tilburg, Tilburg Netherlands, May 24th 2007.
  78. “Ideal Theory Bioethics and the Exclusion of People with Severe Cognitive Disabilities,” Naturalized and Narrative Bioethics Workshop, Groningen, The Netherlands, May 22nd, 2007.
  79. “Planning a Trip to Italy, Winding up in Holland: The Illusion of Choosing our Children,” “Children, Family, and the State,” Montreal, CA, May 19th, 2007.
  80. “Justice and Disability, The Contribution of Iris Young,” Feminist Perspectives on Injustice APA Central Division, Chicago, April 19th 2007. “The Ethics of Philosophizing,” Elton Lecture, George Washington University, Washington, DC April 5th, 2007.
  81. “In Quest of a Humbler Philosophy: Encountering ‘Impaired’ Minds – Finding the Things that Matter.” The Women’s Studies Program of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and The Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA), Chattanooga, TN, March 24th, 2007.
  82. “Searching for an Overlapping Consensus: A Secular Care Ethics Feminist Responds to Religious Feminists,” Symposium on Restructuring the Workplace, St. Thomas Law School, Minneapolis Minnesota, March 19, 2007.
  83. “Agency and the Abjected Other” Symposium on Needs and the Other Side of Agency, APA, Eastern Division, Washington DC, December 28th, 2006.
  84. “Roycean Communities and an Ethics of Care,” Center for Humans and Nature, New School, New York, New York, Nov 16th, 2006.
  85. “On the Margins of Moral Personhood” Presentation to the Law and Philosophy Seminar, University of Chicago Law School, November, 6th, 2006
  86. “Why Children and Other Dependents Belong in Political Philosophy?” Keynote Address McDowell Conference on the Rights of and Duties to Children, American University, Washington DC, November 3rd, 2006.
  87. “A Humbler Philosophy: Disabled Minds and The Things that Matter” Institute Mensch, Ethik, Wissenschaft, Prize, Berlin, Germany, October 23rd, 2006.
  88. “Beyond Autonomy and Paternalism” Keynote Address, Association for Research on Mothering, York, Toronto, May 6th, 2006.
  89. “What a Care Ethics offers Disability Studies,” Special APA Panel on Feminism and Disability Chicago, April 2006.
  90. “Dependence and Dignity” Keynote Address, In/dependence Conference, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 27th 2006.
  91. “Dependency, Difference and Global Care” SUNY Cortland, April 2006.
  92. “Comment on Mary Mahowald’s ‘Roycean Communities and the Question of Selective Abortion for Disability’” for the Inaugural Meeting of the Royce Society, APA Pacific Division, April 2006.
  93. “Author Meets Critics, Virginia Held, Caring” APA Pacific Division, April 2006.
  94. “Global Care and Difference”, William Paterson College, New Jersey, March 2006.
  95. “The Ethics of Philosophizing” APA Eastern Division, December 2005.
  96. “Enlarging the Circles of Care” Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 2005.
  97. “The Transparent Caring Self: Beyond Autonomy and Paternalism” Autonomy and Paternalism: Between Independence and Good Intentions, K.U. Leuven, Belgium. May 19-27, 2005.
  98. “Thoughts on the Desire for Normality,” New School University. March 31, 2005.
  99. “Comment on Sarah Clarke Miller’s ‘Global Duty, Care, and Revolution’ Caring Matters: A Symposium of Recent Philosophical Work on the Ethics of Care, Stony Brook University, March 30, 2005.
  100. ““Dependency-Independent -Justice-Could BIG be the answer?”” The Fourth Congress of the US Basic Income Guarantee Network:. The Right to Economic Security. New York, NY, March 4-6, 2005
  101. “Dependency and Long Term Care in a Global Context” Rethinking Care Relations, Family Lives and Policies organised by the ESRC CAVA Research Group at the University of Leeds, Leeds, England, December 3rd – 5th, 2004.
  102. “Response to Dan Brock’s ‘A Response to the Disability Movement’s Critique of Genetic Testing and Selection.'” Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. October 20, 2004.
  103. “Reflections on the Desire for Normality,” Colby Philosophy Colloquium, Colby College, ME, October 11th, 2004.
  104. “The Importance of Dependency for Political Thought,” Closing Keynote Address, Morris Conference, Boulder, CO, October 15th, 2004.
  105. “What Resources? Whose Capabilities? Comments on Brighouse, Robeyns and Peter,” American Political Science Association, Chicago, September 3, 2004
  106. “Dependency, Longterm Care and the Politics of Difference,” Kenote Address, Care Matters Symposium, San Franscico, CA, August 13th, 2004.
  107. “Dependency and the Politics of Embodiment,” Plenary Panel on Feminism and Embodiment, IaPH, Goteburg, Sweden, June 2004.
  108. “Equality, Dignity and Care” IaPH, Goteburg, Sweden, June, 2004
  109. “Dependency and Dignity” for Conference on Rethinking Dependency in the Context of Medical Practice, Montefiori Medical School, June, New York, New York, June 2004
  110. “The Ethics of Philosophizing: A Discussion of Jeff McMahan’s use of Severe Mental Retardation,” The Blumenfeld Ethics Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2004.
  111. “The Illusion of Choice in Family Planning”, Pacific APA, Pascadena, California, March 2004.
  112. “Care Ethics and Disability” Feminist Legal Theory Workshop, Emory, Atlanta Georia, March 2004.
  113. “The Idea of Care Ethics in Disability Discourse” “Ethik und Behinderung” (Ethics and Disability Conference), Keynote Address, IMEW, Berlin December 4, 2003.
  114. Workshop on Care Relationships, “Ethik und Behinderung” (Ethics and Disability Conference), IMEW, Berlin December 4, 2003.
  115. “Feminist Philosophy and Feminist Legal Theory” Feminist Legal Theory Workshop Conference, University of Wisconsin at Madison, June 26th 2003.
  116. Are Cognitively Disabled People Parties to the Social Contract? Panel on Contractualism and Disability, Pacific APA, March 26 – 30, 2003.
  117. Equal Dignity, Care and Disability, University College Cork, Cork Ireland March 14th, 2003.
  118. Equal Dignity and Care, Institute of Technology Sligo, Sligo, Ireland, March 12th, 2003.
  119. Equality, Dependency and Care, The Seamus Heaney Lecture Series Róisín Purcell, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin, March 10th, 2003.
  120. Respondent to Martha Nussbaum, Beyond Contractualism, The Tanner Lectures, Clare College, Cambridge, March 5-8th 2003.
  121. Comment on Lisa Schwartman’s “Abstraction without Idealization” APA Colloquium, Philadelphia, December 29th 2002
  122. Freedom and the Transparent Self, A TransContinental Dialogue on Feminist Ethics, Marburg, Germany, June 7th 2002.
  123. Caring for the Caregiver: An Argument For Justice As Caring, Duke University, April 23rd, 2002.
  124. The Transparent Self and Women’s Freedom, Pacific APA 2002 Panel on Feminist Notions of Identity, Dependency and Freedom. Westin Hotel, Seattle, Washington, March 27- 31, 2002.
  125. Cognitive Disability and Caring, Ethics: The Inaugural Symposium, Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State, March 14-16th, 2002.
  126. On the Desire for the Normal, Hasting Center, Garrison, New York, February 14th, 2002.
  127. Caring for the Vulnerable by Caring for the Carer, Feminist Theory Speaker Series, Michigan State University, February 2002.
  128. The Ethics of Care and Human Limitation, Biomedicine Within the Limits of Human Existence (EURESCO 2001/2003), Davos Switzerland, September 2001.
  129. Commentary on Virginia Held’s paper “Care and Markets”, Long Island Society for Philosophy, May 12, 2001, Suffolk Community College.
  130. “When Caring is Just and Justice is Caring: Justice and Mental Retardation” The 7th Annual Conference of the Program in the Human Sciences Honoring the Work of Peter Caws, April 20-21, 2001,The George Washington University, Washington D.C.
  131. “When Caring is Just and Justice is Caring: Justice and Mental Retardation” Annual Philosophy Symposium, March 22, 2001, Fullerton, CA.
  132. APA Eastern Division Meeting, December 27-30, 2000, New York City, NY
  133. “Disability and Caregiving: The Case of Mental Retardation”, November 29, 2000, Princeton University.
  134. Keynote Address, Morality and Its Other(s): A National Conference on Moral Norms and Public Discourse, November 9-11, 2000, Albion College, Albion, MI.
  135. Policy Directions for the Care-Minded. Conference of the Feminist Approaches to Bioethics Network, London, Sept. 19-20, 2000
  136. ”When Justice is Caring and Caring is Just: The Case of Care of Mentally Retarded Persons. Conference on Disability Criticism. Organized by Public Culture. University of Chicago, Chicago IL. May 12, 2000.
  137. “Welfare Liberal Justice” Conference on Alternative Conceptions of Justice, April 14-16, 2000. Notre Dame.
  138. “Reflections on Olmstead v. L.C. and W. E.” Panel on Long-Term Medical Dependence and the Law at the Working Conference on Law, Culture and the Humanities, March 10, 2000, Georgetown School of Law.
  139. “A Feminist Response to Communitarians on the Family” Gender Seminar, February 25, 2000, University of Utah.
  140. “A Reply to Peter Singer: Relationality and the Fate of Severely Impaired Neonates” Public Lecture, February 24, 2000, University of Utah.
  141. “Reflections on Olmstead v. L.C. and W. E.” Philosophy Department Colloquium February 23, 2000. University of Utah.
  142. “Citizens Who are in Extended Medical Dependence: Virtue. Obligation and Federal Law” APA Panel (with Alasdair MacIntyre, Mary Mahowald, Thomas Pogge, Anita Silvers, David Wasserman) Dec. 29th 1999, Boston.
  143. “Relationality, Personhood, and Peter Singer on The Fate of Severely Impaired Infants,” Prepared for the 2nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities. October 29th, 1999. Philadelphia.
  144. “Welfarizing Caring: Dependency Work and Democratic Social Citizenship.” Feminist Ethics Revisited, University of South Florida, October 1, 1999.
  145. Commentary on Dorothy Roberts’ “Why Race Matter in Child Welfare Interventions” American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, Atlanta, GA, Sept 1, 1999
  146. “A Feminist Public Ethic of Care Meets the New Communitarian Family Policy” Prepared for SASE Panel on Family, Work and Gender Panel, Madison Wisconsin, July 11, 1999.
  147. “Commentary on Kathy Abrams’ Notion of Partial Agency” and Participant. “Hegemonic and Resistant Genderings; Changing the Relationship of Market Work to Family Work” Project on Gender, Work and Family; Washington College of Law, American University, June 4-6, 1999.
  148. “Toward a Public Ethic of Care: A Welfarized Care and a Caring Welfare for a New Democratic Order.” Keynote Speaker, Conference on Feminism, Democracy, and the Changing World Order, 16-17 April, 1999, SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY.
  149. Love’s Labor: Author Meets Readers, Session of Working Conference on Law, Culture and the Humanities, March 12-14 1999, Wake Forest Law School, Wake Forest, N. Carolina.
  150. “Moral Dimensions of Prenatal Genetic Testing: Parenthood and the Value of Different Lives,” Roundtable discussion at the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, Eighteenth Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, September 3-6, 1998.
  151. “When and Why is a War Against Poor Women a War Against All Women?” Talk delivered at “Women’s Progress: Perspectives on the Past, Blueprint for the Future, Fifth Women’s Policy Research Conference,” June 12-13, 1998, Institute for Women’s Policy Research and the Women’s Studies Program, George Washington University, Washington D.C.
  152. “Shakespeare’s “Men”, Love and Filing Cabinets: Comments on the Creativity of Metaphor,” delivered at the Conference on Modeling Metaphor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, May 28-31th, 1998.
  153. “Love’s Labor,” delivered at the Department of Philosophy and Women Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, May 27th, 1998.
  154. “Welfare, Dependency and a Public Ethic of Care,” delivered at “Revisioning the Welfare State: Feminist Perspectives on the U.S. and Europe,” Cornell University, October 3-5, 1997.
  155. “Women, Welfare, And a Public Ethic of Care,” delivered at The Center for Philosophical Exchange, Brockport, New York, April 1997.
  156. “Conversations with My Son: On Selective Abortion for Disability,” Society for Disability Studies,” Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 1997.
  157. “On the Expressivity and Ethics of Selective Abortion for Disability: Conversations with My Son,” Hastings Center Project on Prenatal Testing for Disability, Hastings, New York, Feb. 12, 1997.
  158. “Dependency, Scholarship, and Activism: The Case of Welfare Justice,” delivered at the American Historical Association, New York, January 3, 1997.
  159. Commentary on James Bohman’s “Capabilities, Resources and Opportunities,” delivered at the Eastern Division APA, December 30, 1996.
  160. “Equality, Dependence and Coalitions Among Women,” delivered at the American Political Science Association, San Francisco. August 31, 1996.
  161. “Woman and Welfare: A Feminist Issue,” delivered at “A Future of Equality: Feminist Rethinking of the Affirmative Action and Welfare Debates” Conference, The Yale Women’s Center, New Haven, March 30, 1996.
  162. “Welfare, Woman’s Work, and Universal Entitlements,” delivered at the Eliminating Poverty: Reframing the Debate Panel, Washington, DC, February 1996.
  163. “My Foolish Heart: A Commentary on Alan Soble’s Philosophical Explorations of the Antioch Sexual Offense Policy,” APA Eastern Division Meeting, New York, December 1995.
  164. “Dependency Work, Political Discourse and a New Basis for a Coalition Amongst Women,” paper delivered at the Women, Children, and Poverty: Feminism and Legal Theory Workshop, Columbia Law School and Barnard College Institute for Research on Women, June 6, 1995.
  165. “On “Men” and Metaphors: Shakespeare, Embodiment and Filing Cabinets,” discussion of Creativity in Metaphor, Texas A&M Conference on Concepts and Creativity, Spring, 1995.
  166. “Why Women Should Care About Welfare Reform,” Stony Brook Teach-In on Welfare, Spring, 1995.
  167. Commentary on Gillian Parker’s “Metaphor and Imaginary,” APA Central Division Meetings. 1995
  168. “Dependency and Equality,” Vassar College, October, 1994.
  169. “Dependency and Liberal Conceptions of Equality,” Crossing Borders Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, May, 1994.
  170. Helen Lynd Colloquium, Keynote Address, Sarah Lawrence College, January, 1994.
  171. Network Model of the Generation of Metaphor: A Formal Interpretation of the Semantic Field Theory and a Computer Implementation,”Cognitive Science Group. Princeton University, November, 1993 (with Eric Steinhart).


Moderator and Short Presentations

  • Chair, Session on Disability and Parenting, Disability and Philosophy Workshop, University of N. Carolina, Chapell Hill, September, 2007.
  • Chair, Panel on Women in the History of Philosophy, Conference on Feminist Philosophy at U Mass Celebrating the Career and Legacy Of Ann Ferguson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, May 12, 2007.
  • Memorial to Iris Marion Young Panel, Eastern SWIP, APA Washington DC 2006.
  • APA Special Session Arranged by the APA Committee on International Cooperation and the APA Committee on the Status of Women, “Multiculturalism and Indian Women, Eastern Division, New York. December 29th, 2000
  • APA Special Session (co-sponsored with Philosophy and Law): “What’s Sex Got to Do With it?: New Approaches to Sexual Harassment” Pacific Division, New Mexico, April 2000.
  • APA Special Session: “Feminist Ethics: A FEAST” Central Division, Chicago, April 2000.
  • Invited Paper: Uma Narayan. APA, Eastern Division, Dec. 1999, Boston.
  • “Women and the Dilemma of Democracy,” Special Session Organized by the APA, Eastern Division Meetings, Washington, D. C., 1998.
  • “On the Alleged Connection Between Indirect Speech and the Theory of Meaning” Philosophy of Language Colloquium, APA Central Division, Chicago, April, 1996.
  • Plenary Session, “Is Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy?” New School for Social Research, October, 1993.
  • Symposium on The Mind in the Body, APA Symposium, Pacific Division, April, 1992.
  • Symposium on Rule-Following. The Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, June 1990. (Organized and chaired symposium.)
  • Symposium on Sex Differences in Cognition. The Annual Meeting of The Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Tucson, Arizona, April 1989. (Organized and chaired symposium.)
  • “Direct Reference, Direct Attitudes” Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs, Pacific APA, March, 1989.
  • “Friendship and Women’s Communities” Feminist Ethics Conference, Duluth Minnesota, October, 1988.
  • “Reflections: Images of Women in Literature” Third International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Dublin, Ireland, July, 1987.
  • “Metaphors of Truth,” American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, December, 1984.
  • “Davidson’s ‘What Metaphors Mean’,” American Philosophical Association, December, 1983.