Mini-Heap


Here’s the latest Mini-Heap: 10 recent items from the frequently updated Heap of Links, collected here in case you missed them the first time around, and numbered to save you crucial seconds when commenting about them.

In other news, I started an Instagram account for Daily Nous. I’m not sure how much use it will get but if you want to follow, just search for “dailynous” in the app. If you have suggestions for philosophy-related Instagram accounts Daily Nous should follow, let me know. Thanks.

And if you have suggestions for the Heap of Links, please send ’em in.

  1. A journey with Rorty — one of several essays on him in the LARB (see “related” for others)
  2. Beyond the “naive view” of the problem with fake news — from Neil Levy (Macquarie)
  3. The philosophy of free speech at work when people protest certain speakers — Jason Stanley (Yale) at The Philosopher’s Zone
  4. French psychoanalysist, philosopher, & essayist Anne Dufourmantelle drowns in attempt to rescue children — she is the author of, among other things, “In Praise of Risk”
  5. “Part of the reason for Cold War philosophy’s continuing dominance is that… it has never been directly confronted on a philosophical level” — an interpretation of the role of rational choice theory in philosophy and culture
  6. “It is very difficult to change the mindset of adult human beings” — Massimo Pigliucci (CUNY) on why we need more philosophy and science books for children
  7. “it is still an open question whether there is fundamental ontology and laws and if there is whether they can be found by the methods of physics” — an interview with Barry Loewer (Rutgers)
  8. A volume on ethical and social issues arising out of the 2016 US presidential election and the Trump administration — from the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
  9. Which heretic are you? — a quiz based on Steven and Ben Nadler’s graphic novel account of the seventeenth-century thinkers (via Rob Tempio)
  10. “According to one study, 22 percent to 57 percent of faculty members, depending on the campus, reported being stalked by students.” — some information and advice from a professor who was stalked by a student

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