Mini-Heap


New Mini-Heap!

  1. “One thing I believe in, to the bottom of my heart, is that we should elect more scientists to the US Congress” — Martha Nussbaum (Chicago) is interviewed about her work and politics in The Nation
  2. On the Cofnas paper, “the latest entry into the jam-tomorrow-never-jam-today of RDI [Race Difference in Intelligence]” research — John Jackson (Michigan State) on how RDI research “was never about pure science,” but embedded in an “ugly history” of racist social policy
  3. “Heroism is aspirational, and worthy of admiration, but it is a pedagogical, moral and historical error to spend our moral capital insisting on it” — It is enough to refrain from welcoming and helping with the oppression and murder, argues Rivka Weinberg (Scripps) in the NYT
  4. An intellectual history of culinary philosophies and a sketch of a food ethos for today — “there was never a golden age”, says Rachel Laudan
  5. A woman pretending to be Alan Turing daughter’s stole his doctoral degree, a medal of his, and other pieces of memorabilia from an archive in England in 1984 — Federal officials just announced that she was caught (2 years ago), and the materials recovered, in Boulder, Colorado
  6. A former philosophy professor keeps a journal during the zombie apocalypse — that’s the central element in the new “ethical guidebook” from Bryan Hall (Regis), subtitled, “how to keep your brain without losing your heart”
  7. The “Twitter presidency” versus democracy — Boris Litvin (Stetson) on Rousseau on Trump on Twitter

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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