Mini-Heap


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

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

  1. Philosophy is about questioning assumptions — so philosophers should attend to one of the big ones, says Jennifer Scuro (New Rochelle): ableism
  2. A link to more philosophy links — at Omnivore (via Saba Bazargan-Forward)
  3. Rousseau was “a diligent student of… the moral psychology of the wealthy” — what would he say about Louise Linton?
  4. A relatively new online philosophy magazine — “Epoché” aims to “use the wealth of concepts present in the labor of philosophy, ancient, modern, and new, to provide fragments of clarity, moments of pause”
  5. “If a bit of generosity in our teaching can help [our students], if a bit more patience with their challenges can make the difference between hard-won success and crushing struggle, then it’s our duty as teachers to provide it” — on so-called snowflakes
  6. Finland’s black metal music scene is into philosophy — for example, the band Verge is partial to a Williams-like critique of Kant
  7. Statue removal efforts hit philosophy — conservatives in Turkey want a statue of Diogenes taken down
  8. The surprising significance of two random-looking shapes — on fruitful classification in mathematics (for your “reality is counterintuitive” file)
  9. How Kant’s ethics goes wrong, in 1000 words — Nomy Arpaly (Brown) on Kant and well-being
  10. The latest on the lawsuit against Laura Kipnis — a memo in opposition to her motion to dismiss has been filed

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