Mini-Heap


Here’s the latest Mini-Heap.

  1. “It remains to be seen how much of embodied-cognition theory will remain intact following the replication crisis” — at Quartz
  2. “There is very good reason to expect that she will produce sound and interesting work in philosophy” — a letter of recommendation for G.E.M. Anscombe, written by Wittgenstein
  3. “What are the cognitive processes that underlie successful social understanding and interaction—and what happens when we misunderstand others”? — Shannon Spaulding (Oklahoma State) is guest-blogging at Brains
  4. Is it gay for me to love Natalie Wynn? — the philosopher takes on tough questions, and just when you think “but what about this further question she definitely won’t ask because it raises politically incorrect problems for her own view?” she asks it. Watch the whole thing.
  5. How to make big decisions wisely — the ideas of L.A. Paul, Agnes Callard, and others are discussed by Joshua Rothman in The New Yorker
  6. “Du Bois – never did a day’s real work in his life and most certainly did not even lift, but without anybody forcing him to wore a top hat and Prussian cavalry officer gloves, so maxing out on preppishness at least.” — Liam Kofi Bright (LSE) locates philosophers on the Jock-Nerd-Prep-Goth map
  7. “Efforts at silencing academics seem to me often unjust and almost always self-defeating” — Jeff McMahan (Oxford) on campus speech, in The New Statesman

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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