Home Daily Nous Features Mini-Heap By Justin Weinberg. June 21, 2017 at 11:07 am 1 Here’s the latest Mini-Heap: 10 recent items from the frequently updated Heap of Links, collected in a post for your perusal and discussion. If you have suggestions for the Heap of Links, please send ’em in. Archaeologists discover fully intact 17th-Century belief system — in an Ohio Congressman How a medieval bishop clamped down on Aristotle scholars and spurred multiverse theory — in our world, at least Some perspective on human knowledge and the earning of a PhD — an illustration (kind of an internet-age classic) “In response to growing anti-intellectualism and hostility towards philosophy, a crack team of the deadliest philosophers ever assembled was formed…” (EC) The sex life and sexual ideas of Augustine — in The New Yorker “A star may have an internal life that allows it to ‘feel,’ but whatever that feeling is, it is much less than the feeling of being an E. coli” — when panpsychism makes NBC news The original “brain in the vat” example and perhaps the inspiration for Nozick’s experience machine — an excerpt from “A Philosopher’s Nightmare” by Jonathan Harrison (1966) Would you sacrifice a human life to save the Mona Lisa? — a case for “yes” “Writing advice to my students that would have also been good sex advice for my high school boyfriends” — from Helena de Bres (Wellesley) New mini-philosophy course based on Game of Thrones at University of Glasgow — unfortunately not called “I drink and I know things” There is one comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Please wait while you are being authenticated...Comment Name * Email * Website Participate in this conversation via emailPlease enter an e-mail address Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox.