Here, a little late, is the latest edition of Mini-Heap—10 recent items from the frequently updated Heap of Links. Feel free to discuss.
The Heap of Links consists partly of suggestions from readers; if you find something online that you think would be of interest to the philosophical community, please send it in for consideration for the Heap.
- What does philosophy mean to you? — answers from several philosophers
- “It conveys very nicely the kind of things we try to teach all the time… But the virtues we teach are not the virtues of public philosophy.” — so says Eric Schliesser in “Leading Philosophers Clueless about ‘Public’ Philosophy, Yet Wish to Control It”
- A graphic novel defending open borders is in the works — by economist Bryan Caplan (GMU) and cartoonist Zach Weinersmith (SMBC) (via Jason Brennan)
- The geography of political philosophy — an interactive map from OUP
- The current limits and potential future of computing power — a short, accessible video from NIST
- “Am I optimistic? Yes. What feminist, studying world history, would not be?” — Martha Nussbaum on sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender justice (via LR)
- The Woody Allen / Louis CK Problem — we can distinguish “the content of the work from the content of the author’s values,” says Kathleen Stock (Sussex)
- Judith Butler (Berkeley) burned in effigy at conference in Brazil — “How can you know if your research is having an impact? When a mob holding Bibles and crucifixes burns an effigy of you outside your seminar.”
- The difference between pedophilia and child sexual abuse, and why it’s important — commentary from Brian Earp (Yale)
- “Disabled philosophers make up approximately 1 percent of full-time philosophy faculty in Canada”— Canadian universities will be collecting demographic data to increase diversity at their campuses
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