Mini-Heap


Time for a new Mini-Heap.

  1. Brexit and the problem that “the majoritarian definition of the popular will, uncritically adopted by the Prime Minister and many others, is not generally coherent” — remarks from Christian List (LSE)
  2. “Argument and inquiry are the engines of Tim Blake Nelson’s ‘Socrates,’… a play that hums with intelligence” — the New York Times reviews the new off Broadway production
  3. “While we should want students to be free to speak their minds, we also want them to develop the skills necessary to navigate complex and diverse environments” — Jeffrey Sachs (Acadia) on student self-censorship (Washington Post)
  4. Contemplating “the possibility of a future in which human beings really do not need to do anything at all” — Jeff Noonan (Windsor) on being needed
  5. “What could be better than a good old-fashioned philosophy battle?” — Agnes Callard (Chicago) likes a good fight, even (especially?) if she loses
  6. “The process began with Emerson’s words as much as with the bombast of Public Enemy” — sneakers, hip-hop, poverty, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the 80’s
  7. The “Philosophy as a Way of Life” project has a new website — it includes course-building resources, grant opportunities, and a blog

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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