Mini-Heap


Mini-Heap: recent items from the frequently updated 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. “The Socratics and the Anti-Socratics” — the Tuvel controversy and competing conceptions of philosophical expertise
  2. “It’s important to be fair and meticulous when reputations are at stake, even if it gets in the way of a good story.” — a review of the Kipnis book at Slate
  3. Philosophy, Stoicism, and the military mindset — Nancy Sherman (Georgetown) is a guest on a veteran’s podcast
  4. Why does philosophy “fall short of accepted practices” in handling plagiarism? — “the need to retract a plagiarized article on medieval metaphysics… appears less urgent than to correct deficient articles in fields like pharmacology…”
  5. Writing Referee Reports: A Beginner’s Guide — from Lewis Powell (Buffalo)
  6. “Underneath the hyper-charged war of words lies a wonkier but no less significant battle over philosophical method” — the New York Times reports on the Tuvel controversy
  7. A new, free, online logic textbook — by Craig DeLancey (SUNY Oswego)
  8. “Could it be that altruism and reciprocity are not in fact grounded in the higher cognitive faculties possessed only by humans and mammals?” — thoughts from David Schwartz (Randolph College) whose car… well, you just have to see it
  9. What did Tommy Curry (Texas A&M) really say? — a closer look at the raw material of the recent controversy
  10. Trouble with peer review — some notable historical examples

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