Mini-Heap


A new Mini-Heap.

  1. What can be legitimately expected if a piece of art? — Sean T. Murphy (Indiana) takes up the question in light of the final episodes of Game of Thrones
  2. “The return of this book is a nice reminder to anyone who has any overdue books not to be afraid” — last week, someone returned a book to a library that was 80 years overdue
  3. The unusual kind of typewriter Nietzsche used, of which only 35 are known to remain, just sold at auction for €100,000 — it was so special a machine Nietzsche wrote a poem about it: “The writing ball is a thing like me…”
  4. If avocados, almonds, and the like are not vegan, then what? — Dominic Wilkinson (Oxford) on the implications for different moral arguments for veganism (via Jean Kazez)
  5. A rope, a planet, Wittgenstein, and certainty — a great animation to share with those other folks who are too confident in their beliefs, from Jonathan Ellis (UC Santa Cruz) & Adam Ansorge
  6. “Conspiracy Theories are political gambits whose real function is to promote a political agenda” — so argues Quassim Cassam (Warwick)
  7. A school in London introduces a “Eudaimonia” program — it uses “the teachings of Aristotle in an attempt to boost pupil wellbeing”

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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