Mini-Heap


Here’s the latest edition of Mini-Heap!

  1. Is sex binary? A response to Alex Byrne’s recent essay on the subject — from Ellen Clarke (Oxford)
  2. and a rejoinder by Byrne
  3. Are these student’s tweets advocating genocide? — even if they are, they should be allowed, argues David Benatar (University of Cape Town) (via Rob Sica)
  4. “Reason and argument are the best tools we have, but… they get little purchase without good stories, empathy and understanding too” — Andy Clark (Edinburgh) answers questions about his work and life, at IAI
  5. Do the stories of your life contribute to the meaningfulness of your life, and if so, how? — the ideas of Helena de Bres (Wellesley), critically discussed by Antti Kauppinen (Helsinki)
  6. Should search committees be looking for kindness and compassion in prospective colleagues? — can we get “decent” colleagues while avoiding harmful stereotyping?
  7. The institutional and intellectual issues at the heart of the replication crisis in psychology — a discussion with Brian Earp (Yale, Oxford)
  8. “Things Ought To Make Sense” — a song by Rachel Lark which she wrote for her mom, Louise Antony
  9. “A lot of people ask me, ‘Philosophy—do you even use that in business?’ And I actually do all the time, especially in the world of Silicon Valley.” — entrepreneur and venture capital fund director Dan Peate
  10. Too many interesting podcasts with philosophers at the Panpsycast recently to pick just one to post about — have a look and a listen

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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