Mini-Heap


Once again, it’s Mini-Heap!

In the sidebar on the left is the Heap of Links (also here)—an ever-growing collection of material found around the web that may be of interest to philosophers (and others interested in philosophy). Mini-Heap posts appear when about 10 new items accumulate in the Heap.

(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. Is the passage of time an illusion? — Huw Price (Cambridge) and Alison Fernandes (Warwick) discuss time with physicist Erik Verlinde
  2. Students are required to attend three Phish shows during the course — in the philosophy of Phish course taught by Stephanie Jenkins (Oregon State)
  3. Some instruments used to understand conservatism may, in a way, beg the question — a look at the social science of political identity, in New York Magazine
  4. “Deciding what we eat and why is very much a reflection of our character” — Massimo Pigliucci (CUNY) on the Stoic case for vegetarianism
  5. “Your dissertation will be the longest and most thorough thing you’ve ever written. That’s all.” — Check out “Dr. Eric’s 3-Step Remedy” to get your dissertation moving
  6. “Historical evidence regarding the influence of philosophy on science is overwhelming” — physicist Carlo Rovelli at Scientific American
  7. Discovered under the hardened lava of Vesuvius, the 2000 blackened papyrus scrolls are “the only intact library known from the classical world,” and were thought mostly unreadable — until now
  8. The Jean-Paul Sartre welcome mat — you know what it says (via Nigel Warburton)
  9. Skepticism about some forms of service-learning in philosophy courses — “Diverting attention away from theoretical concerns in an effort to make philosophy ‘relevant’ will instead make it redundant and irrelevant,” argues Spencer Case (Colorado)
  10. “The logic puzzle you can only solve with your brightest friend” — can you figure it out?

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