Friday Mini-Heap…

  1. When a representative of the queen mentions the “space-time continuum,” it may be time to call a philosopher of physics — Macleans asks Christopher Smeenk (Western) to explain
  2. Learn more about the Underrepresented Philosophy of Science Scholars (UPSS) Initiative — a program of the Philosophy of Science Association
  3. Cricket–the sport–and moral philosophy — really just for people who are into cricket and moral philosophy
  4. Do grad school grades matter? — a discussion at The Philosophers’ Cocoon
  5. “Women come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes… Every elite athlete has competitive advantages. Some are physical… Other advantages are social or economic.” — philosopher & champion track cyclist Rachel McKinnon (College of Charleston), a transgender woman, on accusations she cheats by competing in women’s races
  6. Was Camus murdered by the KGB? — a new book makes the case: “They rigged the tyre with a tool that eventually pierced it when the car was travelling at high speed”
  7. Reductivism and other topics in the philosophy of war — Helen Frowe (Stockholm) interviewed by Daniel Rhodes at Epoché Magazine

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. Discussion welcome.

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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Alfred MacDonald
4 years ago

#5 — the relative advantages or disadvantages of trans women in sport will be best answered by exercise scientists and sports physiologists, not philosophers, who tend to have no prior reading in the endocrine aspects of exercise and are poking in the dark at the issue.