It’s the latest Mini-Heap!
- Should you teach grad students the work of an accused harasser who is still a professor in your department? — Claire Newfeld (UC Berkeley) on the Searle situation
- How researchers and doctors are determining whether patients in apparently persistent vegetative states are actually conscious — Mackenzie Graham (Oxford) on the technology of ethics
- Philosophy as the study of philosophers’ misunderstandings — Guy Longworth (Warwick) reminds us of the lessons of J.L. Austin
- A philosopher and one of his undergrads read through 63 transcripts of the Rush Limbaugh Show to research “concept doubling” — interesting work and great mentoring from Jeff Engelhardt (Dickinson)
- “We need to return philosophy to its previous wide perspective.” How? — by looking at The Tractatus, argues Hans Sluga (Berkeley)
- You’ve heard of Mandeville’s “Fable of the Bees,” but what about his heretofore unpublished “Parable of the Ants”? — “discovered” by Julia Driver (Washington Univ. St. Louis)
- Is your cat a mind reader? — Ali Boyle (Cambridge) unpacks the philosophy in that question and considers some answers
- How to get students into Aristotle’s Metaphysics — Adriel Trott (Wabash) shares an “active classroom” technique
- Looking to bring texts from philosophy in the Islamic world into your philosophy courses? — check out this guide from Peter Adamson (LMU)
- “Should I get a PhD and become a professor?” — Jason Brennan (Georgetown) offers some career advice to those considering the question
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