Mini-Heap


Here’s the latest Mini-Heap!

  1. “If you reject and ridicule philosophy altogether, you probably end up doing bad philosophy” — a look at a supposed empirical refutation of panpsychism
  2. “I have roughly three weeks left of existence.” — influential sociologist Erik Olin Wright (Wisconsin) is dying of leukemia, and is blogging about his condition, treatment, and thoughts about life and death
  3. “Should we not think that a paper is particularly promising when met with two opposing reviews?”— if we value risk-taking in philosophy, as we should, what institutional implications follow?
  4. A roundtable on empirically-informed approaches to weakness of will — at Brains
  5. Does the prestige of a philosophy PhD program affect how long it takes to get a tenure-track job? — Jonathan Weisberg (Toronto) investigates
  6. A series of posts about philosophy podcasts by the podcasters themselves — at the Blog of the APA
  7. What you think you know about genetics is wrong — genes “cannot possibly serve as instructions for the more complex task of putting the proteins together into a fully functioning being, no more than the characters on a typewriter can produce a story”

Mini-Heap posts appear when about 7 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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