Mini-Heap


From the Heap of Links…

  1. “Virtue signalling has its place in moral discourse, and we shouldn’t be so ready to denigrate it” — argues Neil Levy (Oxford/Macquarie)
  2. The arguments against impeaching Trump — Michael Huemer (Colorado) explains what’s wrong with them
  3. “I do not so much reject the supernatural, as explore how far the large-scale defects of human life might be authentically met within a non-reductive naturalistic framework.” — a wide-ranging, interesting, and informative interview with Mark Johnston (Princeton) by Daniel Kodsi at Oxford Review of Books
  4. Is scientism a threat to philosophy? — further discussion by Catherine Wilson (CUNY) and and more on the subject — from Ian James Kidd
  5. The opportunity costs of poverty — a way of understanding poverty, from Jonathan Wolff (Oxford)
  6. Applied philosophy of the near future: minds & privacy — a conversation between Susan Schneider (Connecticut / NASA) and Evan Selinger (RIT)
  7. George Eliot translated Spinoza’s Ethics in 1856 — If her manuscript had been published then it would have been the first published English translation of the work (via Brian Weatherson)
  8. “We cannot, nor would we, fire Professor Rasmusen for his posts as a private citizen, as vile and stupid as they are, because the First Amendment… forbids us to do so.” — a Provost’s statement on a professor who “for many years, used his private social media accounts to disseminate his racist, sexist, and homophobic views”

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. Discussion welcome.

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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