Mini-Heap


New links of interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. “List three beliefs held by eliminative materialists,” “Explain why more people aren’t solipsists,” and other questions — an old but good philosophy quiz from P.D. Magnus (Albany) and Ryan Hickerson (Western Oregon)
  2. How can public philosophy contribute to philosophical progress? — Ian Olasov (CUNY) looks at three possible ways
  3. “In subsequent generations the Pythagoreans probably capitulated and accepted the name, as happened with ‘freak’ or ‘queer’” — how philosophers came to be called “philosophers”
  4. A lecturer in philosophy at Pembroke College of Oxford University has pled guilty to “three counts of producing indecent photographs of a child” — Peter King, who authored a 2008 article in Ethical Theory & Moral Practice on child pornography, will be sentenced next month
  5. An interesting philosophy class assignment to develop students’ listening skills — pairs of students discuss a topic, record the discussion, and then separately write up reports on it in which the emphasis is explaining their interlocutor’s view
  6. A map of mathematics — an annotated visualization of the field as practiced by mathematicians
  7. How did the term “western philosophy” come into use? — Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) does some digging

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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