Here’s the latest Mini-Heap.

  1. “The Encyclopédie was expressly designed to pass on the temptation and method of intellectual freedom to a huge audience” — the creation and significance of “the supreme achievement of the French Enlightenment”
  2. Just released: 10 new conversations with women philosophers — at Myisha Cherry’s UnMute Podcast
  3. “All emotions represent a contrast between the current state of affairs and some other state not in the here and now” — Tom Cochrane (Flinders) shares his theory of the emotions at The Brains Blog
  4. “The purpose of a scientific approach to art is not to take the mystery out of the art. It’s to give you new insight into why you think it’s so wonderful and mysterious.” –neuroscience, beauty, and art
  5. “You can look at a human being as just a… bunch of circuitry of muscles and neurons… but if you want to find things that are relevant to their accountability… you have to zoom out” — a brief interview with Helen Beebee (Manchester) on free will
  6. Sometimes political institutions should apologize — Allison Don and Per-Erik Milam (Twente) at the Ethical War Blog
  7. Karen Detlefsen (U. Penn) is bringing philosophy to the Philadelphia community — check out this profile of her impressive, multi-pronged work

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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