Mini-Heap


What, another Mini-Heap so soon? 

  1. Online, “I want… to be boring to argue with… That way, the only people who will do it are the ones who sincerely care about the argument”— Regina Rini (York) on arguing on the Internet
  2. An important lesson for academics: saying no— Kevin Timpe (Calvin) shares some advice
  3. “As a professor who regularly teaches East Asian philosophies, I die a little inside every time we experience a cultural phenomenon with a veneer of ‘wisdom from the East’ on it.”— Amy Olberding (Oklahoma) on Marie Kondo, tidying, plain sense, joy-sparking, and usefulness
  4. If there are epistemic facts, does that imply there are moral facts?— Spencer Case (Colorado) says yes. David Enoch (Hebrew University) and others discuss.
  5. Mary Whiton Calkins studied philosophy and psychology under William James and was the first woman president of the APA— there’s now an effort underway to get her the PhD she appears to have earned but which Harvard refused her
  6. The high price of justice is an injustice — three posts from Michael Huemer (Colorado) on the subject
  7. Wrestling with the Stoics — a discussion with philosophy PhD student and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor Michael Tremblay (Queen’s) and others

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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