Here’s the latest Mini-Heap!

  1. What the folk really believe about mental states: our beliefs, desires, emotions, and judgments are under our control — results of six studies (via Fiery Cushman)
  2. Is sex binary? That question doesn’t have the relevance many seem to think it has — so argues Alex Byrne (MIT)
  3. We’re neglecting the future — how can we change that?
  4. The risk faced by “those who would jettison civility in the interest of justice” — Matt Dinan (St. Thomas) on whether niceness is a virtue
  5. The UK Government’s new commission on architectural design will be chaired by a philosopher — Roger Scruton. In related news, Leon Kass has been appointed Secretary of Ice Cream.
  6. What universities are doing to shore up humanities majors — philosopher Debra Satz, dean of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford, is among those consulted for the article
  7. “Calling bullshit might be one of the most insidious forms of bullshit.” — three articles on the anxieties, insecurities, and insights of the humanities, in light of the recent hoaxing, at The Point
  8. Varieties of nothingness — in science and philosophy
  9. What were the most influential academic books of the past 20 years? — the Chronicle of Higher Ed gets answers from a variety of academics
  10. A competition to encourage non-Christian philosophy of religion — from the Journal of Analytic Theology, funded by the APA

BONUS: Do Ethicists and Political Philosophers Vote More Often Than Other Professors?

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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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