Mini-Heap


The latest from the Heap of Links: links of interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. “There are countlessly many biological distinctions we could make, but do not, because there is no social need to do so” — once again Justin E.H. Smith (Paris) looks beyond boundaries most of us don’t realize constrain our thought, here, on “women” and species
  2. “If life without death has no value and meaning, and if life with death has a value and meaning that death itself eventually takes away, then this signals one of the greatest tragedies of human existence” — Adrian Moore (Oxford) on immortality
  3. It looks like polarization, but it’s more like an inchworm: both sides are adopting more progressive views on moral issues, just at a different pace — Delia Baldassarri (NYU) on culture wars (via MR)
  4. “In its public interactions, philosophy is in danger of being at once too conservative and too radical for the tastes of society” — “But it’s not as if philosophers lack resources to deal with such problems,” argue Robert Frodeman and Evelyn Brister (RIT)
  5. With whom may a search committee share a candidate’s letters of recommendation — a discussion at PEA Soup
  6. “Our findings suggest that there is no single clear path to a faculty job offer” — a study of the academic STEM job market. Is there one of these for philosophy? (via Nathan Ballantyne)
  7. Existentialist Tarot cards — created by Melanie McQuitty (Los Angeles Pierce College)

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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