Mini-Heap


The latest links added to the Heap…

  1. On speaking ill of the dead — Iskra Fileva (Colorado) in the NYT on what can be learned from controversies surrounding the discussion of Kobe Bryant in the wake of his recent death (via What’s Wrong)
  2. “Certainly many misdeeds do occur because of the misure of science. But I worry that they also presupposes that when science is functioning properly there are no misdeeds” — Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) responds to Chirimuuta and Dietrich
  3. The varieties of theories about time travel and causation represented in fictional works — by Henry Reich of MinutePhysics
  4. “There’s a temptation once you know how to solve a philosophical problem, to make everything into a philosophical problem. But lots of problems don’t have [that] shape.” — Amia Srinivasan (Oxford) is profiled in the Financial Times
  5. “A collection of resources for higher education faculty and administrators to use in making the case for the value of studying the humanities as an undergraduate” — the “Study the Humanities” toolkit (via the Blog of the APA)
  6. “Anger implicates all of us in moral corruption… How much immorality should we permit ourselves?” — Agnes Callard (Chicago), in the lead essay in a new Boston Review forum on anger
  7. Suppose belonging to a certain demographic group correlates with being 100 times more likely than others to commit a crime. Should this be admissible evidence in a court of law? — a discussion of an argument from Marcello Di Bello and Collin O’Neill (Lehman)

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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