Here’s the latest Mini-Heap.
- The Feminist Philosophers blog is closing down — “Many of us, myself included, have become increasingly pessimistic about the potential for internet-based discussions of difficult issues to help us make philosophical and real-world progress,” writes Jenny Saul
- Skill, thought, and a self-taught record-breaking runner — Josh Habgood Coote (Bristol) on the role of thinking in practical skills
- Beauty vs. Physics — physicist Sabine Hossenfelder on how “relying on beauty as a guide to new laws of nature is not working”
- Ethical loneliness, the moral psychology of human attitudes to animals, and the point of knowledge — recent subjects discussed in interviews at New Books in Philosophy
- Nietzsche was “someone who was really key to artistic discourses around 1900… [with] a huge impact on the arts, and not just visual artists” — and now there’s an art exhibit about him at the National Gallery of Canada
- Philosopher charged with attempted arson after being caught with cans of gas and lighters at St. Patrick’s in NYC — the Brooklyn College adjunct prof, Marc Lamparello, had booked a one-way ticket to Rome for the next day
- A surprising amount of the good things in life depend on obscurity — Evan Selinger (RIT) and Woodrow Hartzog (Northeastern) explain the idea, its value, and how it is threatened. They’re onto something important. (NYT)
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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