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, please send ’em in.

  1. The graphic (novel) account of Spinoza’s Theological Political Treatise — from Ben Nadler and Steven Nadler
  2. Philosophical theses you have never seen because they’re extremely weak — though they are frequently funny
  3. “Our talk was kindling too damp to light, / so we accepted the cold of silence…” — go be wrecked by the poetry of Brook Sadler (USF)
  4. Explaining philosophy with humor — Tom Cathcart and Daniel Klein on the Philosophy Bakes Bread podcast
  5. “Things that ought to be impossible actually aren’t” — the study of “near-miss mathematics”
  6. Compatibilism: a parable — don’t get too excited
  7. Why “open access” is slower to catch on in the humanities — a post by Peter Suber, director of the Harvard Open Access Project
  8. “Public-facing” philosophy can shape “peer-facing” philosophy — it’s not just a one way street from the academy to the town square, says Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam)
  9. Pyramids and Tubes — Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside) compares different shapes academia can take
  10. “I graduated with a B.A. in philosophy and it was by far the best major I could have taken in college”— NBC News correspondent Katy Tur

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