The latest Mini-Heap:

  1. 13 secondary schools in Ireland offered the relatively new optional short course in philosophy — up from just 7 schools in the previous year
  2. Reformatting classic philosophical texts — Brian Weatherson (Michigan) is creating better-formatted, better-looking (and still free) versions of philosophical works found on Project Gutenberg
  3. “Kenyan academics are working grueling 12-hour shifts writing essays for hundreds of thousands of British and American students” — “highly educated experts earn as little as a dollar an hour while their millionaire bosses cream off the profits – and cheating Western teenagers take the credit”
  4. What is the connection between memory and political polarization? — philosophers are using computer simulations to figure this out
  5. The new album from Femi (aka Georgetown philosophy professor Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò) — a mix of hip-hop, blues, Latin rhythms, and electric guitar (w/ guest vocals on one track from GW philosophy prof. Vanessa Wills)
  6. A new open text on set theory is now part of the Open Logic Project — it was written by Tim Button (UCL)
  7. “A sufficient account of the evolution of mind must go deeper than our power of propositional thinking” — “We will have to understand a much older capacity – the power to feel and respond appropriately,” write Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel (Columbia College Chicago)

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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4 years ago

I had no idea the open logic project existed! Thank-you!