Mini-Heap


New Mini-Heap…

  1. A philosopher has guest-curated an art exhibition that “invites you to reflect, question, and explore the ways in which art can depict moral virtue and vice” — an innovative form of public philosophy from Kevin DeLapp (Converse)
  2. “Phi on New York: Philosophy for the City” is a new online magazine that brings philosophy to bear on life in NYC — it’s a project of the Gotham Philosophical Society
  3. The blog, “Understanding Society,” which focuses on philosophy of social science and the workings of the social world, turns 12 — it is written by Daniel Little (Michigan-Dearborn)
  4. “It gives us an idea of the changes that were made at the last moment when they had to commit themselves to what was going to be in print” — McMaster University’s Bertrand Russell Archives has acquired the page proofs of Principia Mathematica, with Russell’s hand-written notes on them (via @BRussellSociety)
  5. “Rather than biological automata, they might be understood as creatures with capacities that in animals are readily regarded as learning, memory, decision-making, and even agency” — an interview with biologist Suzanne Simard (UBC) on plants
  6. What makes something horrifying? — David Livingstone Smith (New England) on horror
  7. What does John Stuart Mill’s life tell us about what a meaningful life is? — Elijah Millgram (Utah) in conversation with Robert Talisse

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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