Here’s the latest Mini-Heap:
10 11 recent items from the frequently updated Heap of Links, collected and numbered for your convenience.
As usual, if you have suggestions for the Heap, please send ’em in.
- Derek Parfit submitted a draft of a paper to Philosophy & Public Affairs the day before he died — It has just been published.
- “Embodiment” in philosophy of religion — one of several topics covered in an interview with Ola Sigurdson (Gothenburg)
- “The pleasures of rock climbing and the pleasures of philosophy turn out to be strangely similar” — says C. Thi Nguyen (Utah State) in Philosophers Magazine (via AfB)
- Which paper did the editors think was best? Who was the top commentator? — the PEA Soup blog announces the winners of these and other prizes
- “The story of the seventeenth-century woman who undertook a grand deception” to write philosophy — how Rachel Kadish describes the protagonist in her new novel, “The Weight of Ink”
- “Everybody is somebody’s fault…” — ask the ever-interesting philosopher Rivka Weinberg anything, even “unfair questions”
- “We should, above all, realize that we are being trained” — Samir Chopra (Brooklyn/CUNY) on social media & how it’s changing our relationship to the world
- “They were involved in politics as criticism of groupthink and ‘the same old same old.'” — Josiah Ober (Stanford) on the political relevance of Plato, Aristotle, and other classical thinkers
- “The world’s capacity to produce outrages far outstrips the human capacity to respond emotionally to them” — Spencer Case (Colorado) on how outraged we should be about “selective outrage”
- Kant’s categorical imperative makes the big time — or at least Melvyn Bragg’s “In Our Time” on BBC radio, with Alison Hills, David Oderberg, and John Callanan
- “The exploration has completely changed my life.” How the electron made a philosopher. — Shan Gao (Shanxi University) discusses his work in philosophy of physics
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