Mini-Heap


A new Mini-Heap…

 

  1. A new anime series about the life of Karl Marx, produced by China’s Communist Party, appears to be a hit — “This Marx is so cute” writes one commenter
  2. What was prescient and what was problematic in Andrea Dworkin’s feminism — a look back on the controversial thinker and activist
  3. Do philosophers care enough about economic growth? — polymath economist Tyler Cowen, emphasizing pluralism and epistemic modesty, explains his “stubborn attachments”
  4. “Philosophy tends to equip you well for reasoning through ambiguous and interdependent problem spaces, by equipping you to objectively identify what really matters, separate concerns and produce a practical, success-maximising plan.” — how an education in philosophy “arms one well” for a career in data science
  5. Is social media killing democracy? — Regina Rini (York) talks about it with Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt)
  6. Sometimes your gut feelings might clue you in to important details about the world; sometimes they might lead you to act wrongly or irrationally — Michael Brownstein (CUNY) on the virtues and vices of spontaneity
  7. Logic is under attack from the Social Justice Warriors! — and a real practical epistemological problem regarding experts and novices
  8. Which edition of Hobbes’ Leviathan should researchers reference? — a discussion at the European Hobbes Society in the wake a of new and costly scholarly edition

Mini-Heap posts appear when 7 or so 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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