Mini-Heap


New philosophy-related links…

  1. “Conscience is not an isolated space, cut off from the rest of the world. It is what reminds us of our own fallibility, and what makes us accountable to others.” — author Eula Biss and philosopher Mavis Biss (Loyola Maryland) on conscientious objection, particularly in the context of vaccination
  2. Aphorisms: the way thinkers have “encrypted their philosophies in brief bursts of memorable obscurity” — Adam Gopnik looks at the literary form and some new writing about it (The New Yorker)
  3. “I came at this expecting to find evidence of discrimination, but the data didn’t support it.” — a new study on whether college professors discriminate against conservative students
  4. “Medical Ethics in Sickbay” and “Time Travel, Transporters and the Terran Universe” — two panels philosophy professor Beth Seacord (Southern Nevada) is putting on at the Star Trek Convention this week in Las Vegas
  5. “If the artworld appears to cater increasingly to the desires of the global rich elite, we have to ask how this impacts the assessment of the value of an artwork” — Sarah Hegenbart (TU Munich) on art, financial value, aesthetic value, and the responsibility of curators
  6. The APDA blog compares details on philosophy PhD programs, two at a time — this week it’s Penn State and the University of Pennsylvania
  7. “Know Thyself” is an interactive theater experience which “transforms abstract philosophy into a series of delightful and challenging analog games” — it will run as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September

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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