Here’s the latest edition of Mini-Heap—10 recent items from the Daily Nous Heap of Links, our regularly updated list of material from around the web that philosophers may want to check out.

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.

Discussion welcome.

  1. “We might be the highest-paid philosophers” — Comedians Keith and Kenny Lucas, philosophy majors, on how “we’re actually using our degree for something”
  2. “When you have an old sofa, everything settles into the bottom and you have to plump up the cushions… Well the same thing happened with Bentham” — getting Bentham ready for his trip abroad
  3. “Let your child know that a liberal-arts degree can be a great launching pad for a career in just about any industry” — Michael Zimm, classicist-turned-digital-creative-strategist, in the Wall Street Journal
  4. In defense of complaining — philosophers discuss “Can’t Complain” by Kate Norlock (Trent)
  5. An interview with Bill Miller, the investor who recently donated $75m to JHU’s Philosophy Department — at the Blog of the APA
  6. “What makes systematic philosophy more than mere coherentism?” The former’s starting points must be connected to reality — Schliesser on Chappell on philosophical expertise
  7. “There is nothing uniquely Western about humanity’s attempt to understand the world and our place” — Lloyd Strickland (Manchester Metropolitan) on diversifying philosophy
  8. The pleasures of cooking — a neglected area of aesthetics, delightfully explorered by C. Thi Nguyen (Utah Valley)
  9. Reasons for being mindful of prestige bias in philosophy hiring — from Helen de Cruz (Oxford Brookes)
  10. “My workload had become inhumane” — an academic explains why she physically collapsed on the job
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