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The latest links…

  1. “There are disputes about the fundamental subject matter of the area, the corresponding permissible theoretical assumptions, and the most conducive methods for engaging in research” — Hanna Kiri Gunn (UC Merced) on the boundaries of social epistemology
  2. “Cancel culture”: Republican politician calls for adjunct lecturer to be fired for anti-police tweet — his school, the public Auburn University, does not appear to be standing up for him
  3. The “largest and most comprehensive investigation” of the ethnographic record of over 250 cultures “provides strong evidence that there are indeed universal moral values” — explore an interactive set of data on virtues and vices across cultures from Mark Alfano (Macquarie)
  4. “Free Will Matters” just completed a season of nine episodes featuring interviews with various philosophers — the podcast is part of the LATAM Free Will project, and is hosted by Santiago Amaya (Universidad de los Andes)
  5. “The first authoritative collection to establish trans philosophy as a unique field of inquiry” is in the works — it will be edited by Talia Mae Bettcher (Cal State LA), Andrea Pitts (UNC Charlotte), and Perry Zurn (American)
  6. Using Dungeons & Dragons to teach ethics — Rebecca Scott (Harper College) shares an interesting, active, and fun teaching strategy
  7. “Philosophers don’t have a monopoly on critical thinking — but it is their core business” — a case for the value of philosophy, and against the reasoning behind raising the costs of studying it in Australia, from Daniel Gregory (Eberhard Karls Univ.)

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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