Mini-Heap


Philosophy-related links, right here, in the latest edition of Mini-Heap.

  1. “Philosophy was once a woman’s world.” — on the women who “helped to shape the world’s oldest philosophy”
  2. “Both novels depict a profession in severe decline. But in their speculative leaps, they offer different strategies for the defense of humanities scholarship.” — some recent fiction on “saboteurs in the modern academy”
  3. Michael Huemer (Colorado) has started a blog called “Fake Nous” (smart branding!) — check out his tips for political debate
  4. “Personal autonomy is valuable for many reasons: some of them do bear, in the way Mill stressed, on our capacity for and success at self-creation” — “but others bear even on those aspects of ourselves that lie beyond choice,” says Les Green (Oxford)
  5. A depiction of philosophical integrity? — from Reza Farazmand
  6. A recent study shows that “exposure to a Singer-style philosophical argument had no statistically detectable effect on charitable giving” — “but exposure to a narrative about a family rescued from slavery did have a detectable effect”
  7. A journal encourages authors to “cite inclusively” — in attempt to take concerns about status signaling seriously
  8. “Sometimes they are offensive and terrible and bad, but you don’t win by saying that.”— a profile of Natalie Wynn, a former philosophy PhD student who now makes a living making excellent Youtube videos on politics and ideas (via Matt McAdam)
  9. A conversation about sexism, misogyny, pyschology, politics, and more — with Kate Manne (Cornell) and Robert Wright
  10. What would a non-ideal theory of academic freedom look like? — thoughts from Shannon Dea (Waterloo)

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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