Mini-Heap


Friday Mini-Heap…

  1. “The first thing I would stress to those of you new to online instruction is that instructor presence is a big deal in online teaching: — Fritz McDonald (Oakland) inaugurates a new series at The Philosophers’ Cocoon on transitioning to online teaching
  2. How is the market like the soul? They both have the “dual quality of being both an obvious illusion and the most real thing there is” — Justin E.H. Smith (Paris) on philosophy and investing
  3. “I don’t think there is anything in the nature of Jewish philosophy that makes it more amenable to Continental philosophy than to Anglo-American analytic philosophy, which in any event is a false dichotomy” — an interview with Daniel Frank (Purdue) on a wide range of subjects in Jewish philosophy
  4. “The last generation is going to have to be composed of people better and braver than we are now—and it is our job to help them end up that way” — Agnes Callard (Chicago) on the end of humanity
  5. The key to emotional intelligence is “emotional granularity” — Lisa Feldman Barrett (Northeastern) explains
  6. Check out the Aesthetics Research Lab — a “digital think tank” focused on “theoretical and practical issues in aesthetics” run by Michael Spicher (Boston U.)
  7. “Philosophers who change their mind often are not deficient in belief, and don’t lack sufficient conviction, because no conviction need be required” — Alexandra Plakias (Hamilton) on philosophers who change their mind

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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