Mini-Heap


Links of interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. Lao-tzu, Plato, and “Parasite” — David Lay Williams (DePaul) brings ancient philosophy to bear on the award-winning movie
  2. A call for “a groundswell of insurrection against the ableism in philosophy that continues to subordinate disabled philosophers, especially disabled philosophers of disability” — from Shelley Lynn Tremain
  3. “One of the main lessons of the 20th century is that good things can be pursued in terrible ways” — Alex Guerrero (Rutgers) on why Sanders should stop praising Castro
  4. “There was footing to be found in Aurelius’ instruction ‘not to be overwhelmed by what you imagine, but just do what you can and should’” — a moving account from Jamie Lombardi (Bergen Community College) on how she dealt with her husband’s unexpected death
  5. “John Rawls: It takes you three hours to explain how to divide a group check” — Alex Baia explains what your favorite philosopher tells us about you
  6. “Our intuitions about the meaning of this word are highly unreliable” — Matthew Chrisman (Edinburgh) on the meaning of “ought” and other metaethical matters
  7. Are principles of justice defective in virtue of being unrealistic? — David Estlund (Brown) in conversation with Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt)

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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