A new week, a new Mini-Heap…

  1. “When we allow the travails and categories of democratic life to penetrate the whole of our social experience, we actually impede crucial and essential kinds of social activity, and this leads to democracy’s unraveling” — an interview with Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt)
  2. “You may know that it works, but not have a clue how it works… and that is exactly what is happening in quantum theory” — an interview with Tim Maudlin (NYU)
  3. An online book forum on “Moving Up without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility” by Jennifer Morton (City College/CUNY) — you needn’t have read the book to participate
  4. Designing a logical methods course that addresses various “variables associated with students’ inability to do college level mathematics” — the course is taught by Greg Restall and Shawn Standefer (Melbourne)
  5. The low-tech cameras of the past would typically take a mediocre photo, but “through its very mediocrity, each image told us that the real world was better than the one it depicted” — “But things are different now,” explains Jenny Judge (NYU)
  6. “Manne might spend most of her days arguing that women should not be coerced into providing care and attention to everyone they meet, but she sometimes wonders if she is giving enough of herself” — a long, detailed profile of philosopher Kate Manne (Cornell) in The Chronicle of Higher Education
  7. “I conjecture a correlation of approximately zero between how one would rate oneself in relative jerkitude and one’s actual true jerkitude” — Eric Schwitzgebel (Riverside) summarizes his theory of jerks

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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