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. Philosophobia: a new philosophy podcast — from Steve Tatlow (Durham University)
  2. “We seem to have forgotten that private government exists; we believe, incorrectly, that ‘the state is the only form of government'” — the next hot topic in political philosophy, I’d bet, courtesy of Elizabeth Anderson (Michigan)
  3. “How to leave Classics” (or philosophy?) “and thrive in the marketplace” — the artificial scarcity of academia has “impinged <academics’>ability to understand themselves and their possibilities” (via L.A. Paul)
  4. Awesomeness and suckiness — a conversation with Nick Riggle (San Diego) at the WMFA podcast
  5. What kind of person was Gottlob Frege? — What little information we have doesn’t paint a pretty picture, says Ray Monk
  6. How much would each researcher receive if competitive government research funding were distributed equally among researchers? — a fair amount, according to a snapshot analysis by Krist Vaesen & Joel Katzav
  7. The Origins and Implications of White Nationalism in the U.S. — a faculty panel at Brown University
  8. A philosopher looks at the self-help slogan “live in the present” — there’s an insight in there, says Kieran Setiya (MIT)
  9. Minds Online has begun — it’s an open access, online conference on topics in the philosophy and science of mind
  10. Teaching philosophy via Harry Potter — “You can bring your wands, but you can’t use them on exams,” says professor Carolyn Hartz (St. Cloud State)

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