Mini-Heap


The latest Mini-Heap of philosophy-related links…

  1. A new philosophy blog focused mainly on “how people with diverse perspectives, tempted to live at odds with one another, can cooperate nonetheless” — from Kevin Vallier (Bowling Green)
  2. The good and the bad of The Good Place — the final season of the philosophy-friendly network sitcom begins this week
  3. “If we can in some sense be said to be one person, that’s a metaphor for an emotional state, not a metaphysical fact. But it’s a very special emotional state” — Helena de Bres (Wellesley) reflects on twins, love, and identity
  4. 1 night, 48 philosophy lectures, 12 performances — the next “Night of Philosophy” will be held at the New School starting the evening of October 5th
  5. A physicist, after 3 years of marriage, finally reads the work of her husband, a philosopher. What happens? — a cautionary tale (via Paul Gowder). Plus commentary from Tom Whyman: “The relationship between the Hegel-wife and her Hegel-husband appears to be marked by a tragic failure of recognition”
  6. Wittgenstein as elementary school teacher — go for the comic, but be sure to click on the “knocked an 11 year old boy unconscious” link in the text beneath to learn about his abuse of schoolchildren
  7. “The ‘natal woman’ is a creature of ideologically motivated pseudo-science” — Carrie Jenkins (UBC) on vagueness, gender, and millenials

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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David Duffy
David Duffy
2 years ago

I think there are a few lines of evidence to suggest that Hegel-wife is a spoof, quite aside from its delicious click-baitery (eg see current empirical limits on size of the electron)Report

Matt
Reply to  David Duffy
2 years ago

I’ll admit that I’d be absolutely shocked if that’s not made up – and not only because I don’t think many, if any, people who work on Hegel are as stupid as that piece makes the husband sound. I’m actually quite surprised that anyone who reads it thinks it’s real.Report