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. “Why philosophy majors make the best entrepreneurs” — five brief reasons from software entrepreneur Nick Miller
  2. The philosophical lesson in the claim that giraffes are taller than ants — from David Detmer (Purdue)
  3. U. Wisconsin grad students start philosophy outreach program — “We believe that no matter what you are doing, philosophy can help you do it better”
  4. “Unsubstantiated claims about unspecified harms” — José Luis Bermúdez (Texas A&M) on the Hypatia controversy
  5. Why are academic philosophers fearful? — the profession seems punitive, but “it’s punitive in so many different directions, it’s hard to know where to begin”
  6. A map of philosophy — video version (via @anitaleirfall), and a still image of the whole map.
  7. “Crucial to bridging the divides that we have is a willingness to engage with people… who don’t think like us” — Karen Stohr (Georgetown) talks about talking politics
  8. “There are important things about other people that we are not good at imagining.” — particularly the variety and extent of the harms they suffer, says Adam Morton (UBC)
  9. “One may think that that the functions of analytical philosophy… have in common the encouragement to speak the truth come what may… …Surprisingly enough that’s not true”
  10. “It is an aspect of the human condition in late modernity that we have to live with multiple identities and find a way to negotiate among them” — a short interview with Seyla Benhabib (Yale)

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