Lots of links this week…

  1. “During the night, each cyclist will dig a trench in the snow and burrow into their sleeping bag” — Jose Luis Bermudez (Texas A&M) is embarking on a 1000-mile bike race through the Alaskan winter to raise $20,000 for charity
  2. “I thought that the armchair was at the end of its useful life. But I have become convinced otherwise.” — Michael Strevens (NYU) uses empirical psychology to defend armchair philosophy
  3. The rich, complicated, and difficult philosophy of transitional justice — explained by Colleen Murphy (Illinois) in an interview at 3:AM Magazine
  4. A petition to erect a statue of Lady Mary Shepherd, considered the first Scottish woman philosopher, in Edinburgh — her works in metaphysics and epistemology were highly regarded by her contemporaries, but after her death received little attention until relatively recently
  5. The philosophers are in — what happens when three philosophers open an advice booth on a corner in NYC? A report from Lee McIntyre (BU)
  6. The philosopher who created a book of over 100 versions of the Batman-slapping-Robin meme sits down for an interview to explain what he was thinking — the interviewer? Himself. “KAPOW!!”
  7. A series of videos elaborating on the philosophy discussed in the TV sitcom “The Good Place” — featuring Todd May (Clemson), who is one of the philosophy consultants for the show

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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