Mini-Heap


Time for a new Mini-Heap…

  1. In 2015, bioethicist Travis Rieder (Johns Hopkins) was involved in a motorcycle accident that crushed his left foot— he discusses his recovery, his struggle with opioid addiction, related policy matters, and the book he wrote about it, with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air
  2. Bringing together philosophy and archaeology— a profile of philosopher Alison Wylie (UBC)
  3. Have you heard of the Lawn Chair Philosophy Foundation?— it donates philosophy library packages to Philadelphia’s local homeless shelters and half-way houses and provides free philosophy courses throughout the city
  4. Using statistics to determine when humanity’s time will be up— a look at the Doomsday argument (Vox)
  5. Using a graphic design archive to shed light on Otto Neurath’s goals of unified science and informed democratic decision-making— John Capps and Evelyn Brister (RIT) curate the fascinating online exhibit, “Words Divide—Pictures Unite: Otto Neurath, Isotype, and the Unity of Science”
  6. Where are all the women in ancient philosophy?— It’s complicated, says Peter Adamson (Ludwig Maximilians Universität)
  7. Sociologists on the belief that nature is good, cities, and conservationism— Hillary Angelo looks at four recent works

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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