Mini-Heap: recent items from the Heap of Links, collected in groups of 10, here for your perusal and discussion.
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- “Why philosophy majors make the best entrepreneurs” — five brief reasons from software entrepreneur Nick Miller
- The philosophical lesson in the claim that giraffes are taller than ants — from David Detmer (Purdue)
- U. Wisconsin grad students start philosophy outreach program — “We believe that no matter what you are doing, philosophy can help you do it better”
- “Unsubstantiated claims about unspecified harms” — José Luis Bermúdez (Texas A&M) on the Hypatia controversy
- Why are academic philosophers fearful? — the profession seems punitive, but “it’s punitive in so many different directions, it’s hard to know where to begin”
- A map of philosophy — video version (via @anitaleirfall), and a still image of the whole map.
- “Crucial to bridging the divides that we have is a willingness to engage with people… who don’t think like us” — Karen Stohr (Georgetown) talks about talking politics
- “There are important things about other people that we are not good at imagining.” — particularly the variety and extent of the harms they suffer, says Adam Morton (UBC)
- “One may think that that the functions of analytical philosophy… have in common the encouragement to speak the truth come what may… …Surprisingly enough that’s not true”
- “It is an aspect of the human condition in late modernity that we have to live with multiple identities and find a way to negotiate among them” — a short interview with Seyla Benhabib (Yale)
Dear Justin W.,
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