Mini-Heap


For your perusal, the latest Mini-Heap.

  1. “Nationalism and cosmopolitanism are, far from being incompatible, actually intertwined” — Kwame Anthony Appiah (NYU) on global citizenship in Foreign Affairs (via Paul Wilson)
  2. Marx’s grave vandalized again — “Memorial to Bolshevik Holocaust… 66,000,000 Dead” was part of the graffiti written on it
  3. A philosopher’s new band aims to make music for kids that the adults like, too — check out Louis & Dan and the Invisible Band from Daniel Groll & Louis Epstein (St. Olaf). Also available on Spotify, Apple Music, etc.
  4. “A diverse elite is better able to advance the interests of all sectors of society. Unfortunately, the way that this principle has been practiced is too narrowly focused on the demographics of elite institutions.” — Jennifer Morton (CUNY) on elite education, diversity, and “real difference”
  5. The mascot for a new museum about poop in Japan is a philosopher named Unberuto –he’s “an anthropomorphized poop pile who carries his toilet around with him” when he’s not sitting on it pondering “the nature of universal truths” (via Tanya Kostochka)
  6. “By looking carefully—by looking with love—we can see others for who they are” — Anil Gomes (Oxford) on Iris Murdoch, morality attention, and love
  7. “Planned, coordinated violence gave us a social order that made virtue adaptive. But that social order also made exploitation and oppression possible.” — a primatologist’s attempt to explain the development of morality

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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