The latest Mini-Heap is here.

  1. Short videos for philosophy students on skills useful for finding and evaluating arguments in texts— a growing collection from Mark Schroeder (USC)
  2. Attempts to control what Muslim women wear — Alia Al-Saji (McGill) takes a closer look at the justifications for doing so
  3. The Karl Marx memorial at Highgate Cemetery has apparently been vandalized — no witnesses have come forward, leading some to conclude that the memorial contained the seeds of its own destruction
  4. Is the dominance of liberal views in U.S. academia owed to the fact that most research universities and liberal arts colleges are located in liberal communities? — if so, those interested in pushing for more “viewpoint diversity” should convince policymakers and taxpayers to fund more institutions of higher education in underserved areas
  5. Academics should be more respectful in how they refer to each other in writing — says Professor Benatar (Cape Town)
  6. “The challenge is not getting them to talk, but doing so without sacrificing too much rigor” — Harry Brighouse (Wisconsin) on “how to ensure high-quality thinking and talking which engages the whole class”
  7. How a philosophy professor is making a difference in health care across her state — a profile of Jessica Miller (University of Maine) (via Paul Kelleher)

Mini-Heap posts appear when 7 or so 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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5 years ago

#3 is some comedy gold.