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.

  1. The ideas and friendship of Hume and Smith — discussed by Dennis Rasmussen (Tufts)
  2. “Being an octopus might be more like being a human than we have tended to think” — Amia Srinivasan on the octopus research of Peter Godfrey-Smith and Sy Montgomery
  3. How often do articles in (non-English) European language journals cite English-language vs. same-language works? — the latest in a series of language analyses of philosophy articles, at The Splintered Mind
  4. What is it for something to be alive? — it’s not an easy question, as Marc Lange (UNC) explains
  5. Don’t fight hate — says David Livingston Smith (New England)
  6. The uses and abuses of idealization — an interview with Kwame Anthony Appiah (NYU) in Prospect Magazine
  7. Emerging pop singer Brynn Elliott is a philosophy major — “she took a course on Albert Einstein and wound up writing a whole concept album for an assignment”
  8. Does the peeping Tom who is never discovered harm his victims? — David Boonin (Colorado) takes up the question at “What’s Wrong?”
  9. The charge that a professor who publicly criticizes a group can’t be trusted to fairly grade members of that group — it comes at a steep cost
  10. A report on a philosophy camp for teens — from Fred Guy (Baltimore)
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