Mini-Heap


The latest set of links added to the Heap…

  1. The work, achievements, and influence of Frank Ramsey, who died at age 26 — Cheryl Misak (Toronto) shares some highlights from her biography of the mathematician, philosopher, and economist.
  2. Debates over “whether sex is fixed and binary or complex and changeable, appear to be about scientific truthiness. But they are really part of the for-the-moment unsettled process of world-building” — Anne Fausto-Sterling (Brown) on how “the science of sex and gender will not settle itself until we, as diverse societies, settle the substantive social questions”
  3. How pregnant migrants face “social illegalization” even if they cross the border legally — Amy Reed-Sandoval (UNLV) on “the larger forces that permit this mistreatment to occur” (via David Forman)
  4. “Great philosophers embrace bizarre views because our ordinary commonsense understanding of the world is so radically deficient that no non-bizarre view is defensible” — Eric Schwitzgebel (Riverside) defends the great philosophers
  5. Even if the left weaponizes compassion and the right weaponizes free speech, both compassion and free speech are important values — Robert M. Simpson (UCL) on protecting our morals during political warfare
  6. There’s a new public philosophy series at the TLS: “The Morals of the Story” — authored by Regina Rini (York), her first installment concerns the coronavirus
  7. A short film about Agnes Heller is currently in production — learn more about it and see how you can help

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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