Here’s the latest Mini-Heap: 10 recent items from the frequently updated Heap of Links, collected in a post for your perusal and discussion.

If you have suggestions for the Heap of Links, please send ’em in.

  1. Five short takes on Kipnis’ Unwanted Advances plus a response of a sort from the author — the one by Friedman is especially on point & goes unanswered by Kipnis (via Matt McAdam)
  2. How to talk to famous professors — including “five time-tested approaches”
  3. “Could we still claim our mantle as true philosophers if we, as a matter of policy, uncritically made use of our inherited concepts?” — Liam Kofi Bright (CMU) on the idea of and motivation for decolonising philosophy
  4. Why philosophy majors would make great entrepreneurs — by entrepreneur Nicholas Miller (elaborating on a previous piece in The Observer)
  5. Socrates’ idea of a perfectly just city — discussed by MM McCabe (KCL) on BBC Radio
  6. “I certainly don’t have any plans” to eliminate the Center for Thomistic Studies — says the new president of St. Thomas, Houston
  7. The “private government” that rules over most of us — an interview with Elizabeth Anderson (Michigan)
  8. Good and bad arguments — Trudy Govier (Lethbridge) talks with Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt) at Why We Argue
  9. Are natural laws necessary by virtue of being natural laws, or are they natural laws by virtue of being necessary? — an interview with Marc Lange (UNC Chapel Hill)
  10. People’s “ex post evaluation of well-being is generally higher when identical consequences result from a high-risk situation than from a low-risk situation” (via MR)
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