Mini-Heap


Friday Mini-Heap…

  1. “If members of the philosophy guild aspire to become public intellectuals, style must become part of the philosophical curriculum” — Gordon Marino (St. Olaf) on the importance of style in philosophical writing
  2. Real live raven-rabbit? (play the video) — the most viral subtweeting of both Wittgenstein and Hempel
  3. Philosophers on mescaline — the experiences of Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Benjamin with the hallucinogenic drug
  4. The snuggle for survival — what we can learn about evolution by shifting our focus from competition to cooperation and the “relaxation of selective forces”
  5. Hume, Einstein, time, and “natural philosophy” — Matias Slavov (UCLA) on the “grey area in which physics and philosophy overlap”
  6. The importance of time to various issues in political theory — a conversation with Elizabeth Cohen (Syracuse)
  7. Plato invented the alarm clock? — a video shows how it worked (via Mikhail Valdman)

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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