Home Daily Nous Features Mini-Heap By Justin Weinberg. June 17, 2017 at 9:03 am 0 Mini-Heap: recent items from the frequently updated Heap of Links, collected in groups of 10, here for your perusal and discussion. If you have suggestions for the Heap of Links, please send ’em in. “Darwin’s idea that the struggle between species was an engine of creation… undermined transcendentalist assumptions that nature was inherently good” — how Darwin influenced Thoreau Before you teach your students the Monty Hall Problem — teach the Mosteller Hall puzzle The colonialist and utilitarian origins of liberal freedom as non-interference — plus a look at republican freedom as non-domination, in an interview with Philip Pettit (via Nigel Warburton) “Public universities have sunk into economic frailty over the last decades” — who or what can save them? “We are living in a golden age of sexual creativity” — a description of the porn-enabled “erotic renaissance that is… unprecedented in human history” (text only, but explicit) What is a good death? — reflections from Luc Bovens (LSE) The technological wherewithal of a species is not the same thing as intelligence — which is something we should remember in our search for intelligent life Five volumes of Bentham’s correspondence are now available in open access form — here’s the link to the first (via Phil Baker) Philosophy job market mentoring program — time for those interested in receiving and providing mentoring to sign up “By focusing on the lives of creatures like ants, it may be possible to formulate a version of the problem of evil which, in certain ways, is even harder to solve than traditional versions” — Dustin Crummett (Notre Dame) discusses the problem Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Please wait while you are being authenticated...Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Participate in this conversation via emailPlease enter an e-mail address Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox.