Mini-Heap


Recent links from the Heap…

  1. “She Speaks: Academic Muslimahs” is a podcast hosted by philosopher Saba Fatima (Southern Illinois) — it just concluded its first season
  2. “Modesty involves breaking out of a way of experiencing life rooted in comparing yourself with others” — an insightful take on modesty from Nicolas Bommarito (Buffalo)
  3. Can you produce a philosophical argument that convinces real research participants to donate a surprise bonus of $10 to charity at rates higher than control? — if so, you could win $500 for yourself and $500 for the charity of your choice
  4. Virtues and the microbiome — new research on how microbes affect their hosts’ fearfulness
  5. “Technology has displaced religion as the main driver of passive nihilism” — a brief interview with Nolen Gertz (Twente)
  6. “The root problem is that it is just too easy for us, the professors, to spend other people’s money” — Tim Wu (Columbia) on using expensive textbooks
  7. Philosophers and others on their favorite writing (outside of academic philosophy) of the 2010s — part of the Aesthetic for Birds Decade-Best series

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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