Time for a new Mini-Heap!
- “Since we broke up, I’ve come to realise that we’re just very different in terms of what we value.” — a philosopher who has found success in the public realm writes to his old love, academia
- It looks like sociology is about to have its own Ronell case — Philosophy students: if something like this is happening to you, I can put you in touch with people who can help.
- The play “follows the philosopher’s growing prominence in democratic Athens through the military and social upheavals that led to one of the most infamous executions in Western history” — “Socrates” will be premiering in NYC in May
- On academia and activism — Mark Lance (Georgetown) reflects on 35 years of “a second career in activism”
- Philosophy and magic — interesting interview with Jason Leddington (Bucknell) about his research and teaching on the subjects and how he got into them
- In pursuing the good life, can too much reflection be dangerous? — Valerie Tiberius (Minnesota) is the guest in the latest episode of the On Wisdom podcast
- “Why do so many find it impossible to believe that any so-called genius could fail to see that their prejudices were irrational and immoral? One reason is that our culture has its own deep-seated and mistaken assumption…” — Julian Baggini on admiring the racist and sexist philosophers of the past
- The power of imagination, or care, or sugar, or what? — a fascinating possibility researchers are exploring: some placebos are not placebos
- The ethical issues in play in the police-informant relationship — Luke Hunt (Radford), an FBI agent-turned-philosophy professor, investigates
- Poster advertising an Africana philosophy course defaced with racial slur at Midwestern State University (Texas) — the course will be taught by Nathan Jun, who praised the university administration’s quick condemnation of the vandalism
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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