Philosophy-related links for your consideration, AKA Mini-Heap:

  1. In praise of “author-meets-critics” events — they help counter “one of the more dispiriting elements of our profession,” says Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam)
  2. What one learns running a public “ask a philosopher” booth — Ian Olasov (CUNY) reflects on his two years of distinctive public philosophy
  3. Commit to encouraging your students to vote on Election Day (Nov. 6th) — a pledge for educators
  4. There’s a new open access philosophy text: “Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science” — by Hakob Barseghyan, Nicholas Overgaard, and Gregory Rupik (all Toronto)
  5. “I prioritize and protect my weekends, evenings, holidays, and sleep. And yet I maintain a productive academic career.” — important advice for philosophers & other academics
  6. Add “Zombies, Serial Killers, and Madmen” to the “interesting philosophy courses” file— Eric Smaw (Rollins) is interviewed by the Miami Herald about his course
  7. “What, morally speaking, are journalists doing in conflicts?” — Richard Stupart (LSE) and Katherine Furman (Cork) on the moral role of “bearing witness”
  8. “A feminist case against the feminist case against trans inclusivity” — by philosophers Lorna Finlayson (Essex), Katharine Jenkins (Nottingham), Rosie Worsdale (Cambridge)
  9. Most humanities PhDs—inside and out of the academy—think getting their PhD prepared them well for their jobs and would do it again if starting over (via IHE)
  10. An Italian philosopher has received over 40,000 hostile messages, including death threats — philosopher Raffaele Ariano (Vita-Salute University San Raffaele di Milano) had published an open letter objecting to a train conductor’s racist announcement

Mini-Heap posts appear when about 10 new items accumulate in the Heap of Links, the ever-growing collection of items from around the web that may be of interest to philosophers.

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. Thanks!


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