Mini-Heap


Mini-Heap: recent items from the Heap of Links, collected in groups of 10, here for your perusal and discussion.

If you have suggestions for the Heap of Links, send ’em in.

  1. There were 704 submissions to the APA’s Philosophy Through Fiction contest — and the winner was just announced
  2. “A large part of the human self-model is grounded in the body, in gut feelings, in inner organ perceptions, in the vestibular sense, and therefore you cannot really copy the human self-model out of the biological body” — an interview with Thomas Metzinger
  3. “However they may be as economic theories, Fascism and Nazism are psychologically far sounder than any hedonistic conception of life.” — George Orwell’s 1940 review of Hitler’s Mein Kampf
  4. “This conception of feminism accommodates the fact that traditions, and particular traditional practices, are often antifeminist without suggesting that tradition as such is the enemy” — Serene Khader (Brooklyn/CUNY) on the “feminism v. Islam” frame
  5. A new series of characteristically wonderful short videos from John Corvino (Wayne State) — on religious liberty and discrimination (watch past the credits!)
  6. More of our disagreements than you think are reasonable — so says Kevin Vallier (Bowling Green), who offers three tips to help recognize this
  7. Are you comfortable with the tradeoffs you’ve chosen? — perhaps you’re using “The Happy Coincidence Defense” or “The-Most-I-Can-Do Sweet Spot”
  8. New: The Australasian Philosophical Review — the first issue is now out (click on the blue T & F Online button)
  9. “Experts in philosophy or foreign languages will ultimately command the most interest from employers in the next decade” — according to billionaire Mark Cuban (via Andrew Sepielli)
  10. Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale… about the value of professors?

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