Mini-Heap


Once again, here’s the latest Mini-Heap: 10 recent items from the frequently updated Heap of Links, collected and numbered for your convenience.

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

  1. First generation college students are the most likely to major in the humanities or social sciences –A look at liberal-arts graduates and the “five factors… that can spur long-term success for anyone from a non-elite background”
  2. Race and philosophy — an interview with Charles Mills (CUNY)
  3. Thank you for calling the philosophy helpline “For Descartes, please press (1,0,0). You have pressed it, therefore you will be connected to him. But who is it that is really doing the pressing?”
  4. A long, organized, descriptive list of digital tools for researchers — for a variety of types of tasks
  5. “For the sake of my empire, I have robbed Montesquieu without mentioning him by name… I hope he will pardon me this plagiarism for the good of 20 million people” — how Catherine the Great borrowed from Enlightenment thinkers to create “one of the most remarkable political treatises ever”
  6. Wittgenstein fan tags monument in Chicago — I suppose the spray paint does make a kind of “shhhh” sound
  7. A good, online, interactive game theory game — a cool teaching tool (via Victor Kumar)
  8. Sometimes it seems that doing the right thing is impossible — because sometimes it is, says Lisa Tessman (Binghamton)
  9. There will be no new posts at “Philosopher” — but creator Meena Krishnamurthy (Michigan) says existing posts will remain up
  10. Some questions in the philosophy of wine — a conversation with Barry Smith (U. of London)

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