Time for a new Mini-Heap.

  1. “Democracy as a whole benefits from the non-conforming moral fanatics” — Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) responds to Weatherson’s piece (below) on political opponents
  2. Should you respect your political opponents because they’re principled? — it depends on the principles, argues Brian Weatherson (Michigan)
  3. What the re-evolution of an extinct species of bird has to do with philosophy of biology — and questions about what would happen if we rewound evolutionary history and set it going again
  4. Should radio stations stop playing Michael Jackson? — Alfred Archer (Tilburg) and Benjamin Matheson (Stockholm) take up the question
  5. “She was so dispirited that her prized capacity to reason had not worked, she decided to find out how we change our minds” — an article about Eleanor Gordon-Smith (Princeton) and her book, “Stop Being Reasonable”
  6. “What Climacus does… is to discuss (and enact) an alternative manner of doing philosophy… which he thinks can be practiced without interfering with an individual’s ability to live an ethical or religious life” — Paul Muench (Montana) talks with Richard Marshall about Kierkegaard, Socrates, anger, philosophy, and more
  7. “We owe each other not only better actions and better words, but also better thoughts” — Rima Basu (Claremont McKenna) on the moral importance of seeing a person as a person

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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