Mini-Heap


Another day, another Mini-Heap…

  1. “Know thyself”. Sure. But how do the 140 or so other Delphic maxims fare? — Charlie Huenemann (Utah State) on which may still serve us today (also here)
  2. A first edition of Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations” is going up for auction — it is expected to sell for over $65,000
  3. The epistemic advantage of being susceptible to confusion — a human quality that’s difficult to build into artificial intelligence
  4. Where Friedrich Nietzsche meets Virginia Woolf — philosophy of time through dance, happening this weekend
  5. “Should we get lobsters high on marijuana? Let’s ask a philosopher” said no one — until the other day.
  6. More tricks for teaching Aristotle — from Adriel Trott (Wabash)
  7. Great Grannie’s pie, the stolen watch, the drowning child, and the imperialist queen — misleading metaphors in philosophical work on global justice
  8. Philosophizing about animals, women, the disabled, and prisoners — an interview with Lori Gruen (Wesleyan)
  9. Students, take that philosophy course — the president of Johns Hopkins makes a case for the humanities in the Washington Post
  10. “The Trolley Problem is not a problem or a puzzle to be solved.” — how a philosophy professor responds to students who want to know what its solution is

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