Mini-Heap


Friday Mini-Heap:

  1. Women “do not trust that the department will protect them from faculty sexual misconduct” and “conservative views have been disrespected by faculty” — two of the findings of a recent climate survey of Yale’s Department of Philosophy
  2. How can state laws be changed to benefit the lives of children whose parents are divorced? — philosopher Donald Hubin (Ohio State) provides an answer
  3. What do admissions committees for philosophy PhD programs look for in transcripts? — Eric Schwitzgebel (Riverside) continues his series on getting into philosophy graduate programs
  4. The UK government’s strategy for reducing loneliness could be improved — suggestions from philosophers Kimberley Brownlee and David Jenkins (Warwick)
  5. Cross-cultural normative philosophy — a new series at PEA Soup
  6. What teachers of philosophy can learn from pro wrestling — from philosophy professor and pro-wrestling fan Douglas Edwards (Utica) (plus: matching philosophers to pro wrestling catchphrases)
  7. “I searched for an alternative to progressivism in part because I thought its intellectual foundations were incredibly weak. How does my new milieu fare in comparison? Well, there are quite a few problems.” — a philosophy graduate student who was drawn into the “Intellectual Dark Web” reflects on the movement

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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