Mini-Heap


A new batch of links of possible interest to those interested in philosophy: it’s the Mini-Heap.

  1. “Leave the most important and complicated items until the end of the meeting.” — advice on how to chair an academic committee from Robert S. Coleman
  2. A symposium on Down Girl by Kate Manne (Cornell) — with contributions from Kate Norlock (Trent), Agnes Callard (Chicago), Briana Toole (Claremont McKenna), Ishani Maitra (Michigan), Audrey Yap (Victoria), and Elle Benjamin (U. Mass)
  3. “Information is the real vital force: it is what separates living from nonliving” — two scientists reflect on what life is
  4. “With my concussion, I found myself suddenly freed from the professional obligation to think. I even had a doctor’s note” — Megan Craig (Stony Brook) on how “a concussion has a way of changing one’s sense of the balance between mind and body” (NYT)
  5. The World Phenomenology Institute is now on Facebook — (via Randy Dible)
  6. “Causation is one of the most fruitful concepts in philosophy… but it is at the same time one of the most intriguing and controversial” — Carolina Sartorio (Arizona) on causation and free will in an interview with Richard Marshall
  7. Don’t “referee-proof” your paper — for one thing, “it’s a buzzkill,” says Helen De Cruz (Oxford Brookes)

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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