Mini-Heap


Here’s the latest Mini-Heap!
(Philosophy-related links for your consideration.)

  1. Life in academia can be great. So can life outside of it. — on being encouraging to grad students in philosophy while being realistic about job prospects
  2. Steven Pinker’s “silly interpretation” of Nietzsche is a lesson on the value of the humanities — Robert Crease (Stony Brook) in the WSJ
  3. When was a word first used in print? What words were first used the year you were born? — check out Merriam-Webster’s new “Time-Traveler”
  4. Podcast discussions with philosophers, economists, and others interested in altruism — at 80,000 Hours
  5. PhD Students, a show on CBC Radio wants to turn your research into a 54-minute episode — well, maybe yours.
  6. Virtual reality, sympathy, and empathy — Erick Ramirez (Santa Clara) on what the technology can and cannot do
  7. “If anything, our current post-truth moment is less a product of Latour’s ideas than a validation of them.” — a lengthy and interesting NYT profile of Bruno Latour and discussion of his ideas, philosophy of science, and “post-truth”
  8. CEU is likely moving from Budapest to Vienna — Tim Crane (CEU) explains why in a Twitter thread
  9. A wine bar named for Diogenes will be opening next month in London — one wonders how closely the staff will follow his example
  10. “I am a sexist!” proclaims one philosopher — George Yancy (Emory) says to other men: “We need to tell the truth about ourselves.”

Mini-Heap posts appear when about 10 new items accumulate in the Heap of Links, the ever-growing collection of items from around the web that may 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. Thanks!

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