Friday (!) Mini-Heap:
- The problem is “the comprehensive infiltration of politics into our social lives” — and bipartisanship, which “still puts politics at the center of our collective lives” is not the solution, argues Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt)
- Academic networks exist owing to “academic friendships,” and so need “functional institutional structures to… counterbalance the threat of nepotism” — Martin Lenz (Groningen) reflects on networks, friendship, and merit in the wake of receiving a weird conference announcement
- “The ultimate life coaching team: Marie Kondo and Socrates” — Freya Mobus (Cornell) explains
- A philosopher is running for a seat in the European Parliament — Alicja Gescinska has a PhD in philosophy from Ghent, hosted the Belgian philosophy interview show Wanderlust, and is running for the Flemish Liberal Democrats (via Helen De Cruz)
- Is “locker room culture” a good subject for a contemporary moral problems course? — some thoughts about how to approach the subject as a teacher, from Jeff Frank (St. Lawrence)
- Via a television screen embedded in a robot wheeled into the room, the doctor told the patient he did not have long to live — Evan Selinger (RIT) and Art Caplan (NYU) on hospital policies, body language, empathy gaps, and the need for face-to-face dialogue
- The effects of newer technologies on the workplace, employee relations, and power — Lisa Herzog (Technical Univ. of Munich) on “whether the digital transformation of work redounds to the benefit of workers, or to the benefit of capital”
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.
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