Happy Friday Mini-Heap of Links…

  1. Will biotechnology allow us to “have our meat and our ethics too”? — moral philosophy, cultured meat, and “the pig in the back yard”
  2.  “The philosophy of business, innovation and technology” — a new “three-course cognate and major specialization” at the University of New Hampshire
  3. Current disputes over philosophical, political, and practical issues concerning transgender people go back to the 1970s — those origins are the subject of the latest episode of Hi-Phi Nation, from Barry Lam (Vassar)
  4. 100 philosophers share what Iris Murdoch’s philosophy means to them — It’s part of a public philosophy project called “Philosophy By Postcard” (see the update).
  5. “The assessment of all against all” — H.E. Baber (San Diego) rants, colorfully, against assessment culture—but some people are really, really, really into it.
  6. “Reducing the status divide between humans and animals helps to reduce prejudice and helps to strengthen belief in equality amongst human groups” — Will Kymlicka (Queens) on the psychological aspects and political implications of our thoughts about animals.
  7. Joe Biden’s preoccupation with Kant — He doesn’t appear to have heard that Kant is wrong for America.

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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