A new week, a new Mini-Heap…
- Trans women are victims of misogyny, “and we can see this without having to engage in debates over what ‘makes’ someone a woman” — Robin Dembroff (Yale) in The Guardian
- “If we are searching for free will at the fundamental physical level, we are simply searching in the wrong place” — an interview with Christian List (LSE)
- “Dying is worse for the last mortals than for earlier generations” — Regina Rini (York) explains why, in this essay that won last year’s Sander’s Prize for Public Philosophy (TLS)
- “Scientists have created a living organism whose DNA is entirely human-made — perhaps a new form of life, experts said, and a milestone in the field of synthetic biology.” — “the Cambridge team is just one of many racing in recent years to build synthetic genomes” (NYT)
- A recording of the official soundtrack of “A Theory of Justice: the Musical” is now available for pre-order — the musical features a time-traveling John Rawls visiting famous historical philosophers while being pursued by an evil Robert Nozick. (Here’s a preview of The Utilitarian Barbershop Quartet singing “The Total Happiness”)
- When we cry for fictional characters, what are we thinking? — Elizabeth Picciuto surveys some options
- An SEP secret — hidden in plain sight
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!
Honestly, the tweet regarding SEP is one of my more earth shattering philosophical experiences to date.Report