The latest from the Heap of Links: links of interest to those interested in philosophy…
- “There are countlessly many biological distinctions we could make, but do not, because there is no social need to do so” — once again Justin E.H. Smith (Paris) looks beyond boundaries most of us don’t realize constrain our thought, here, on “women” and species
- “If life without death has no value and meaning, and if life with death has a value and meaning that death itself eventually takes away, then this signals one of the greatest tragedies of human existence” — Adrian Moore (Oxford) on immortality
- It looks like polarization, but it’s more like an inchworm: both sides are adopting more progressive views on moral issues, just at a different pace — Delia Baldassarri (NYU) on culture wars (via MR)
- “In its public interactions, philosophy is in danger of being at once too conservative and too radical for the tastes of society” — “But it’s not as if philosophers lack resources to deal with such problems,” argue Robert Frodeman and Evelyn Brister (RIT)
- With whom may a search committee share a candidate’s letters of recommendation — a discussion at PEA Soup
- “Our findings suggest that there is no single clear path to a faculty job offer” — a study of the academic STEM job market. Is there one of these for philosophy? (via Nathan Ballantyne)
- Existentialist Tarot cards — created by Melanie McQuitty (Los Angeles Pierce College)
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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