Home Daily Nous Features Mini-Heap By Justin Weinberg. October 2, 2018 at 8:26 am 1 Here’s another Mini-Heap of philosophy-related links for your consideration. “So much ingenuity wasted” — Stephen Yablo (MIT) discusses the problems of philosophy, and the philosophical problems he has worked on The racial politics of philosophy–African and Western–in South Africa — includes remarks from African grad students and their white professors, including David Benatar and Thaddeus Metz “Being hyper-alert to whether one is being philosophical enough can prevent one from yielding to the creative process that is required for doing philosophy” — Subrena Smith (New Hampshire) on questions about what makes for a good philosophy paper “I just thought of a bad opinion someone could have, and now I’m searching to see if anyone does” — philosophy research or unhealthy internet tendency? Philosophy professor who was charged with possession of child pornography this past February has been convicted and sentenced — Scott Lowe will serve 1-2 years in prison and pay a fine Sarah Silverman talks with Socrates (Will Ferrell) about democracy — and panini. (some NSFW language) “Even as I argued and swore… I could see that this wasn’t a productive way to engage. That people were getting more angry. More hurt. More frustrated.” — Tracy Isaacs (Western) on the lure and limits of calls for kindness What’s going on at the Blog of the APA? — new editors are joining the team, for one thing Are boring talks that seem to go on forever really longer than non-boring ones? — Yep (via Matt McAdam) The largest statue of Confucius has just been unveiled — it’s 236 feet tall There is one comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Please wait while you are being authenticated...Comment Name * Email * Website Participate in this conversation via emailPlease enter an e-mail address Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox.