Mini-Heap


Links piling up quickly… Here’s the latest edition of Mini-Heap—10 recent items from the frequently updated Heap of Links. Feel free to discuss. 

For example, re: #3, what’s the best argument against Benatar’s antinatalism?

The Heap of Links consists partly of suggestions from readers; if you find something online that you think would be of interest to the philosophical community, please send it in for consideration for the Heap.

  1. The wishes of the dead — Barry Lam (Vassar) is featured on WAMC’s Academic Minute
  2. “Like everyone else, Benatar finds his views disturbing” — a profile, such as is possible, of the reclusive David Benatar, in The New Yorker
  3. “Schmitt, You and Me” — a film installation in which gun shop employees read passages from the work of Carl Scmitt (at UC Irvine)
  4. Ask Rivka Weinberg anything — the philosopher (at Scripps) will be on Reddit this morning
  5. “Greatly aided by the crispness of thinking that comes with philosophical training” — influential Silicon Valley billionaire Reid Hoffman on the value of his educational background in philosophy
  6. Discriminating between cake-discrimination cases — John Corvino (Wayne State) in the NYT’s The Stone
  7. The best philosophy books for beginners — suggestions from several philosophers
  8. Interviews as assignments in philosophy courses — how Stephanie Jenkins (Oregon State) does it
  9. New cognitive biases poster — now with definitions (and more entries)
  10. Last year’s Thanksgiving post — on gratitude

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