Mini-Heap


A new week, a new Mini-Heap…

  1. Trans women are victims of misogyny, “and we can see this without having to engage in debates over what ‘makes’ someone a woman” — Robin Dembroff (Yale) in The Guardian
  2. “If we are searching for free will at the fundamental physical level, we are simply searching in the wrong place” — an interview with Christian List (LSE)
  3. “Dying is worse for the last mortals than for earlier generations” — Regina Rini (York) explains why, in this essay that won last year’s Sander’s Prize for Public Philosophy (TLS)
  4. “Scientists have created a living organism whose DNA is entirely human-made — perhaps a new form of life, experts said, and a milestone in the field of synthetic biology.” — “the Cambridge team is just one of many racing in recent years to build synthetic genomes” (NYT)
  5. A recording of the official soundtrack of “A Theory of Justice: the Musical” is now available for pre-order — the musical features a time-traveling John Rawls visiting famous historical philosophers while being pursued by an evil Robert Nozick. (Here’s a preview of The Utilitarian Barbershop Quartet singing “The Total Happiness”)
  6. When we cry for fictional characters, what are we thinking? — Elizabeth Picciuto surveys some options
  7. An SEP secret — hidden in plain sight

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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