Here’s the latest Mini-Heap: 10 recent items from the frequently updated Heap of Links, collected and numbered for your convenience.
As usual, if you have suggestions for the Heap of Links, please send ’em in.
- “In support of a recent tenure case, our department gave the acceptance rates at journals as evidence of their significance” — P.D. Magnus (Albany) on the problem with that
- Advice for students: “think for yourself” — a group of professors warn students about the “tyranny of public opinion” (via IHE)
- A symposium of sociologists on Charlottesville — in Contexts Magazine
- American Historical Association statement on Confederate monuments (via IHE)
- What it feels like to be in Houston — Anne Jacobson (Houston), flooded in but fine, reports
- Should epistemology be part of the pre-college curriculum? — it’s “something all other subjects contain but do not properly address”
- Which item in your office would you save from a fire? — various academics respond
- Onora O’Neill on trust, politics, and philosophy — Nietzsche and Moore are problems, says the “unrepentant, card-carrying old Kantian”
- “We need to pry apart the equation of personhood and property at the core of white supremacy” — Lisa Guenther (Queens) and Abigail Levin (Niagara) unpack “you will not replace us”
- Hume on punching Nazis — look at the bigger picture, he would counsel
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