The latest Mini-Heap…

  1. “If you take Collegra 256 times a year for four years, Collegra will improve your critical reasoning, moral reasoning, analytic, and quantitative skills” — Jason Brennan (Georgetown) and Phillip Magness (AIER) argue that a lot of academic advertising is unethical
  2. Cookbook ethics — Andy Lamey and Ike Sharpless (UCSD) look at how many animals would have to die to prepare the recipes in various cookbooks
  3. “We find that faculty’s work environments, not selection effects, drive their productivity and prominence, establishing that where a researcher works serves as a mechanism for cumulative advantage” — a new study published in PNAS, discussed at IHE
  4. Is “Philosophy, Politics, and Economics” (PPE) a viable research area, and if so, what could PPE research be? — thoughts from Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) in the wake of a recent PPE conference
  5. What is “compression plagiarism”? — a brief interview with philosophy’s plagiarism patrolman, Michael Dougherty (Ohio Dominion)
  6. “Plato’s dialogues show possibilities for intellectual progress across disagreement…not in the first instance by coming to agreement, but by exploring one another’s points of view” — an interview with Rachana Kamtekar (Cornell)
  7. “We’re playing god every day” — an interview with Julian Savulescu (Oxford) on reproductive technologies

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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