Mini-Heap


Another Mini-Heap…

  1. When it comes to talking about bodies, “the supposed conflict between trans inclusion and feminism rests on a simplistic understanding that ignores individual difference” — Ray Briggs (Stanford) and B R George (CMU) offer tools with which to “engage critically with alarmist reports about the ‘trans language police’”
  2. “Procrastination is an emotion regulation problem, not a time management problem”— an explanation, along with advice for managing the feelings that bring on procrastination
  3. “I feel as if I am… someone you can trust because [I am a scientist] honest enough to admit that the scientific enterprise has limitations—which doesn’t mean it’s weak!” — physicist Marcelo Gleiser (Dartmouth), winner of the 2019 Templeton Prize, cautions against scientism & other departures from humility
  4. “Giving a platform to… incitements strengthens them. Yet, de-platforming might turn their protagonists into martyrs.” — Martin Lenz (Groningen) on responding when propagandists are given a university platform
  5. “Loss of intimacy… does not seem to be a concern among the young people actually growing up online. But do these young people even know what they are missing? And does it matter?” — Stephen Asma (Columbia College Chicago) on friendship and online life
  6. “There is an art to asking questions, and the leaders dealing with very hard problems in government are eager to master it” — faculty at the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative are teaching mayors and others how to ask, widen, and deepen questions
  7. A practical philosophy needs to acknowledge both “that this world of ours is full of piss and shit, death and suffering” and that it is “rich and lush, sexy and beautiful” — an interview with Marcus Hedahl (US Naval Academy)

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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