Here’s the latest edition of Mini-Heap—10 recent items from the frequently updated Heap of Links. Feel free to discuss.
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- Philosophy comics on the web — a roundup in The Hindu Business Line
- “I can only guess whether he was the kind of old bachelor / who gave gifts to girls like a man sitting down / to an out-of-tune piano and who stubbornly keeps playing it. / A dram of vodka. A gunshot to the temple. The last dream” — poetry by philosopher Elvira Basevich (Michigan-Dearborn)
- “On this view there is essentially no connection between academic study, or rational inquiry, and the sort of political positions that individuals take” — Joseph Heath (Toronto) on the ideas underlying calls for affirmative action for conservatives in academia
- “I would like to see a class teaching critical thinking or philosophy in every school” — a mass shooting survivor fights violent political extremism among youth by engaging with their ideas (via Preston Stovall)
- The philosophy of friendship… with animals — John Hadley (Western Sydney) discusses it at The Philosopher’s Zone
- Dine with Kant — Alix Cohen (Edinburgh) is hosting
- A “realistic view of science as both value-laden and reliable” — it’s best to be transparent about the operation of values in science, argues Kevin Elliott (MSU)
- “Getting clear on the illicit authority that misogyny confers on certain actors and ways we can combat that partly by using disciplines like philosophy” — Kate Manne (Cornell) on WNYC
- “The ideal of ongoing self-government among equals does not entail that citizens must perpetually enact their civic role.” — so give your family a break and try “keeping politics in its place” this Thanksgiving, okay?
- The absurd — The Very Bad Wizards look at Nagel, Camus, and others
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