The latest Mini-Heap…
- “The term ‘medieval’ is a sticky one and won’t go away, but in combination with ‘philosophy’ it will continue to sound like an oxymoron. “ — Martin Lenz (Groningen) on problems with “medieval philosophy”
- The philosophy of smugness — it’s “akin to both bullshitting and epistemic insouciance in virtue of its normative carelessness” says Grant Rozeboom (St. Norbert)
- Language, logic, and the future for the Anglo-American tradition in philosophy — a conversation between Saul Kripke (CUNY) and Timothy Williamson (Oxford)
- “When you act wrongly, you incur a debt of sorts” — and this helps get at the difference between good and bad excuses, according to Pauline Sliwa (Cambridge)
- “I think the better way to look at the world is as structured around the ‘stuff we’re all going along with'” — Olúfẹmi O. Táíwò (Georgetown) is interviewed by Richard Marshall on political philosophy, race, climate change, and other topics
- “If cryonics works, then society—including law and ethics—will radically change” — Patrick Lin (Cal Poly) discusses the ethics of waking the dead and other issues related to cryonics
- “Since pro-choice positions depend on more precise and complex theoretical thinking, they are harder to effectively communicate” — Nathan Nobis (Morehouse) and Kristina Grob (South Carolina, Sumter) on the communication of arguments about abortion
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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