Mini-Heap


Mid-Week Mini-Heap…

  1. Philosophy of disability in the thought of Zhuangzi — John Altmann & Bryan Van Norden (Vasser) on how “this ancient Chinese Taoist reminds us that it is the material conditions of a society that determine and define disability”
  2. Corrupt the Concept is a card game that “invites players to rethink concepts… that we take for granted” — from the philosophy outreach program Corrupt the Youth
  3. Time travel in “Dark” — the popular German Netflix show — a discussion by Taylor W. Cyr (Samford University)
  4. Are people reasoning well about what is morally right in the pandemic? — Frances Kamm (Rutgers) has some concerns
  5. “Here’s why I love philosophy: For all X, you can do philosophy of X, just by diving down deep and long into the most fundamental questions about that topic” — an interview with Eric Schwitzgebel (Riverside) at Scientific American
  6. We should think of a virus as a process rather than a thing — doing so “has important implications for how we think about viruses and how we design sustainable strategies to deal with them,” says Stephan Guttinger (LSE)
  7. The tradeoffs between two ways of expanding how the history of political philosophy is typically taught — thoughts from Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam)

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!


Correction: The initial version of this post contained a mistake about Frances Kamm’s affiliation, which has now been corrected.

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