Mini-Heap


The latest from the Heap of Links…

  1. “We use this fantasy canvas to talk about real-life issues” — a brief interview with Keisha Ray (McGovern Medical School), who is teaching bioethics to med students using science fiction
  2. “Visitors can either formulate their own questions or reach into one of two fishbowls filled with sample conundrums” — Rena Goldstein (UC Irvine) brings “Ask A Philosopher” to southern California
  3. “I don’t find my voice, or certainly not in that moment. Rather I hear all the others, and the feeling grows: I have nothing to say.” — Martin Lenz (Groningen) offers some practical advice for helping you “find your voice”
  4. “Free will and its prerequisites are emergent, higher-level phenomena. They emerge from physical processes, but are not reducible to them…They are irreducibly higher-level phenomena, but that makes them no less real.” — Christian List (LSE) begins a series of posts on his “naturalistic case for free will”
  5. “The best questions are short. If a question requires a long set-up, it’s probably not an effective question.” — and other advice for interviewing academic job candidates, from Steven Cahn (CUNY)
  6. “Self-control is fundamentally a set of practices. Innate traits, as well as environmental supports and constraints, modulate access to these practices” — Polaris Koi (Turku) on what ADHD can teach us about responsibility
  7. Can you write a philosophical argument that effectively convinces research participants to donate money to charity? — if so, you could win $500 for yourself and $500 for the charity of your choice

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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