Mini-Heap


Friday Mini-Heap…

  1. The COVID-19 Open Research Map — a means by which to interactively explore research related to COVID-19, coronavirus, and SARS-CoV-2 published since January 1, 2020
  2. “The skeptics and pessimists need the optimists, just like the sick need the well. What happens when the whole planet falls into one category? It’s a disaster either way.” — Helena de Bres (Wellesley), a “non-joiner” and “anti-silver-lining-er” who likes the darkness of philosophy, comes to appreciate the light
  3. “JSTOR and our participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available to our participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19” — they’re working to get books as well as journal articles available
  4. Washingtonian Magazine now has a coronavirus ethicist column — Karen Stohr and Dan Sumalsy, both at Georgetown, will be alternating as the ethicist on call
  5. The APA will be holding a webinar for those who are moving their courses online — “Teaching Philosophy Online: Advice and Tips from Experienced Instructors” is taking place Tuesday, March 24th at 3pm Eastern time
  6. Ethicists on who gets treated when hospitals are overcrowded — Olivia Goldhill at Quartz asks several philosophers their views
  7. Peter J. King, formerly a lecturer of philosophy at Oxford, has received a 7-month prison sentence — the sentence follows a conviction for possession of indecent images of children
  8. What Lucretius taught us about pandemics — Stephen Greenblatt in The New Yorker

Mini-Heap posts appear when 7 or so (8 today) 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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