Mini-Heap


Friday Mini-Heap…

  1. “As philosophers and artists, it would be a good thing if we did more to criticize the implicit assumptions underlying our cultures’ views of art and artmaking” — an interview with philosopher and musician Matt Lindauer (Brooklyn College, CUNY)
  2. “Mathematics and empirical science don’t come as a package deal. To some extent they’re in tension.” — Alexander Douglas (St. Andrews) responds to those chiding philosophers to “study maths and science”
  3. “Understanding why a self-proclaimed radical feminist group would side with conservatives arguing for the right to force cisgender women into skirts at work” — a Vox explainer on the broader political and legal context in which philosophy’s disputes over trans issues is occuring
  4. “For some obscure reason, physicists have taken to presenting Schrödinger’s example as an illustration of the very thing he found ridiculous” — Tim Maudlin (NYU) clarifies what about quantum theory is and isn’t at odds with common sense
  5. What did Al-Ghazali have to say about no-platforming and inductive risk? — Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) fills us in
  6. An empirical study of the nature of the “threat” scientism poses to philosophy — from Moti Mizrahi (Florida Tech), who believes it provides evidence for “a methodological shift in philosophy”
  7. “The knee-jerk contrarianism of opposing civility because elites have abused it… [is] an adolescent politics that is without radical or revolutionary potential, whatever its pretensions” — Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò (Georgetown) on civility, incivility, and the new book from Amy Olberding (Oklahoma) …and here’s an interview with Olberding about the the book

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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