Mini-Heap


Here’s the latest Mini-Heap.

  1. The Feminist Philosophers blog is closing down — “Many of us, myself included, have become increasingly pessimistic about the potential for internet-based discussions of difficult issues to help us make philosophical and real-world progress,” writes Jenny Saul
  2. Skill, thought, and a self-taught record-breaking runner — Josh Habgood Coote (Bristol) on the role of thinking in practical skills
  3. Beauty vs. Physics — physicist Sabine Hossenfelder on how “relying on beauty as a guide to new laws of nature is not working”
  4. Ethical loneliness, the moral psychology of human attitudes to animals, and the point of knowledge — recent subjects discussed in interviews at New Books in Philosophy
  5. Nietzsche was “someone who was really key to artistic discourses around 1900… [with] a huge impact on the arts, and not just visual artists” — and now there’s an art exhibit about him at the National Gallery of Canada
  6. Philosopher charged with attempted arson after being caught with cans of gas and lighters at St. Patrick’s in NYC — the Brooklyn College adjunct prof, Marc Lamparello, had booked a one-way ticket to Rome for the next day
  7. A surprising amount of the good things in life depend on obscurity — Evan Selinger (RIT) and Woodrow Hartzog (Northeastern) explain the idea, its value, and how it is threatened. They’re onto something important. (NYT)

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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