The latest from the Heap of Links…
- “Drone warfare departs from Just War Theory. But this isn’t the only ethical issue it raises.” — Trish Glazebrook (Washington State) on military drone deployment
- “How can a double success be a failure?” — a variant on one of Parfit’s thought experiments forms the basis of the Netflix show “Living With Yourself”
- Complaining, done well, can bring us closer together — Kathryn Norlock (Trent) defends complaints, be they about large scale political issues or “quotidian whinging”
- “Banning academic travel would cement existing hierarchies and privilege.” — “But at the same time,” says Jonathan Wolff (Oxford), “our carbon use is huge and growing. What is to be done?”
- When the author of the book you’ve reviewed criticizes your review, badly — M.G. Piety on critical reasoning skills and civility
- A course on the philosophy of the environment that brings students from DC to Mexico — taught by Michele Friend (George Washington University)
- Did da Vinci paint a portrait of Machiavelli? — or is it of Montaigne? An artistic investigation is underway
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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