Mini-Heap


Lots of interesting stuff this week, so here’s another Mini-Heap:

  1. “I reject the idea that philosophy is argument” — “Most real philosophy, as experienced by most people, takes the form of fiction” — Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside)
  2. “Lately, I’ve been wondering whether it’s OK for me to be a philosophy professor.” — Robert Gressis (CSU Northridge) lays out the case against… himself
  3. A film about an “intense debate” between a longtime mayor in an existential crisis and a “brilliant, if dry, young philosopher” just won the best European Film Award at the Cannes Film Festival — “Alice and the Mayor” is “beautifully written, clear, concise and intellectually stimulating without being at all pretentious”
  4. 20 ways to be a great–or not so great–literary citizen, gleaned from Leibniz — or “How to Be a Dick If You Have Gout and/or an Arch Nemesis” by Adam Ehrlich Sachs
  5. Several “gender-critical” philosophers jointly author essay responding to criticisms — but the absence of citations and attributions raises questions: are these criticisms ones typically advanced by other philosophers in their scholarly work? are they the strongest criticisms? etc.
  6. Online speech, varieties of pseudonymity, controversial ideas, and more — Carissa Véliz (Oxford) in conversation with John Danaher (Galway)
  7. “These new ‘pro-life’ laws are deeply inhumane” — Neera K. Badhwar (Oklahoma) & Eva M. Dadlez (Central Oklahoma) on abortion at What’s Wrong?

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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