Mini-Heap


Here is the latest edition of the 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. “I think it was like ‘Pass me the cornflakes, Hilary, now let’s get back to talking about Dewey.’” — a profile of the marriage of Hilary and Ruth Anna Putnam, on the occasion of a new collection of essays by them
  2. Donald Trump and American plutocracy — an interview with Hans Sluga (Berkeley) – starts near the 8:00 mark
  3. The pop music of philosopher Ben Bramble (Trinity College, Dublin)
  4. Aesthetics for Birds, the philosophy of art blog, significantly increases its staff — goal: “much broader, more diverse, and more frequent content”
  5. When a troll trash-talks an academic expert without realizing he’s doing so on her Facebook page — “I have some fantastic news for you…”
  6. Come for the insights relating comedy to philosophy, stay for the joke about cultural appropriation— philosophy student-turned-comic David Heti chats with his sister, Sheila
  7. New scholarly podcast about the Late Antique, Medieval, and Byzantine eras — three episodes up so far
  8. Grading rubrics for philosophy courses — Christina Hendricks (UBC) has some examples and is looking for more
  9. Michael Dummett’s grammar advice — graded by linguist Geoffrey Pullum (Edinburgh) at CHE
  10. New blog on philosophical questions about imagination and fiction — check out “Thinking About Fiction” from Kathleen Stock (Sussex)

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