Mini-Heap


A new Mini-Heap…

  1. “Sometimes, people who lack philosophical training write books and essays on philosophy. These books and essays are usually very bad.” — Michael Huemer (Colorado) on amateur philosophy
  2. Bringing together philosophy of causation and philosophy of medicine — an interview with Rani Lill Anjum (NMBU) on her CauseHealth project
  3. More on Colin McGinn’s “ethical awareness” and “catastrophe avoidance” business consultancy — for example, if you are caught emailing a student about handjobs, argue that “virtually all jobs are ‘hand jobs’… for all human work is manual work”
  4. An interview with Aristotle on slavery and labor practices — (via David Gross)
  5. “How experimental methods and findings from psycholinguistics can be adapted to analyse philosophical arguments” — a symposium at Brains on an article that seeks “to take experimental philosophy beyond the study of intuitions”
  6. “While white supremacy places the white man at the centre of all things good, white guilt places him at the centre of all things evil” — Karthick Ram Manoharan (Calcutta) responds to Crispin Sartwell (Dickinson) on the racism of Western philosophy (via Preston Stovall)
  7. Cosmopolitanism, statism, and avant-garde political agency — Lea Ypi (LSE) discusses her work and the role of political philosophy in current affairs with Carmen Pavel (KCL)

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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