Mini-Heap


Here’s the latest Mini-Heap—10 recent items from the Heap of Links, the frequently updated list of links to material that might be of interest to philosophers.

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.

Discussion welcome.

  1. “I… want to help philosophers connect with popular culture in a way that we academic types often find difficult” — an interview with Micah Tillman, host of the Top 40 Philosophy podcast
  2. A collection of Simone de Beauvoir’s love letters were just sold to Yale University — by a lover of hers who was worried about efforts to erase him from her life story
  3. Perhaps philosophical education should concern itself with “raising apprentices of listening rather than masters of discourse” — Pablo Muruzábal Lamberti on listening and philosophical dialogue
  4. Free speech on college campuses — Gerald Dworkin tries to “complicate in a useful way the tensions in the debate”
  5. The varieties of introductory philosophy courses — a new series at the Philosophers’ Cocoon
  6. Illustrations of philosophical thought experiments — from Helen de Cruz (Oxford Brookes)
  7. Former FBI Director James Comey will be teaching “Ethical Leadership” at William & Mary — Which case studies will be on the syllabus? “I have no comment on that.”
  8. “My approach to deciphering the Critique has been no different than to cracking a safe” — “I was a bank robber until I read Kant”
  9. “The challenge is to find a policy that copes with the market failures while conforming to moral commitments” — Daniel M. Hausman (Wisconsin) on health policy in the U.S.
  10. The philosophy of jokes — a discussion with Jack Weinstein (North Dakota) and Al Gini (Loyola, Chicago) on Why? Radio

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