Another Mini-Heap…

  1. “We may never completely realize the ideal of democracy as a space of reasons… But that does not mean that it is not ideal worth struggling to reach, and it would be perverse to give up striving for it just when it is under threat.” — Michael Lynch (Connecticut) on “information pollution”
  2. Is it time humanities professors went on strike? — Nathan Eckstrand (Fort Hays State University) thinks it may be
  3. Southern Utah University hosts free philosophy summer camp for local middle and high school students — it’s led by professors Kris Phillips and Kirk Fitzpatrick
  4. What can be learned from drawing or visualizing philosophical thought experiments? — Helen De Cruz (Oxford Brookes), who has a book with 42 illustrations of them forthcoming, shares her thoughts
  5. “Writing is an ethical activity, and becoming a better writer can make you a better person.” — Bob Fischer (Texas State) and Nathan Nobis (Morehouse) with the whys and hows of ethical writing
  6. Program prestige and job placement in North American philosophy — Jonathan Weisberg (Toronto) looks at the data
  7. “To deny us this option is to not honor our humanness.” — Karen Warren, a philosopher with a terminal neurodegenerative disorder, is fighting for right-to-die legislation in Minnesota

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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Alfred MacDonald
Alfred MacDonald
4 years ago

for as cheesy as summer camps can be, philosophy summer camp sounds like the sort of thing that would have changed my life as a kid. glad that professor Phillips and professor Fitzpatrick are making it happen.