A new Mini-Heap…


  1. The ethics of the movie “Yesterday,” in which a contemporary singer-songwriter is the only person to be aware of the Beatles ever existing — a writer consults with philosophers Elizabeth Anderson, Louise Antony, Benjamin Chan, Barry Lam, Todd Lekan, Ben Lennertz, Todd May, and Neal Tognazzini
  2. “It’s unsettling to witness the ease with which a few men writing over two millennia ago laid the groundwork for centuries of sexism. It’s crushing to realize that so many of our contemporaries embrace the logic of those ancient arguments” — Christia Mercer (Columbia) in The Nation
  3. Using the witch scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail to teach logic — a lesson plan from William A. B. Parkhurst (South Florida)
  4. “The sort of metaphysics and ethics they [Plato, Descartes, or Kant, Fischer, Korsgaard] all endorse grew up in connection with white supremacism and helped shape it.” — Crispin Sartwell (Dickinson) on western philosophy and white supremacism
  5. A new open access philosophy book on the arguments and controversies regarding abortion — by Nathan Nobis (Morehouse) and Kristina Grob (University of South Carolina, Sumter)
  6. Wittgenstein’s hut in Norway — it has recently been restored and is now open for visitors
  7. Philosophers and physicists on whether new findings have implications for the “black hole information paradox” — Eric Winsberg (South Florida), Sean Gryb (Bristol) and others quoted on a new “sonic black hole” discovery

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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