Here’s the latest Mini-Heap…

(And unlike the last one, these are real.)

  1. Who gets to decide whether a territory can secede, and what reasons to secede are good ones? – David Miller (Oxford) takes up these questions in the latest installment of The Agora Series at The New Statesman
  2. Raphael’s full-scale preparatory drawing for his “The School of Athens” has undergone a painstaking 4-year restoration — it is now on display in Milan
  3. Various lessons to help bring philosophy, thoughtful conversation, and critical thinking to younger students — developed by “The Enquiring Classroom”
  4. One philosopher’s response to a bill in Georgia that would practically ban abortion: “lawmakers, take a philosophy course” — Nathan Nobis (Morehouse) asks legislators to consider some of the questions and complications of the ethics of abortion
  5. Recent empirical work suggests people believe that in order to have free will, an agent must be capable of caring — a fascinating post by Eddy Nahmias (Georgia State)
  6. “Feminists have finally started to realize that the varied experiences of trans women have a thing or two to teach us” — Carol Hay (U. Mass Lowell) on who counts as a woman
  7. John Malkovich as Seneca — the actor will play the Roman philosopher in an upcoming film, “Seneca – On The Creation Of Earthquakes”

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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