Happy New Year’s Eve Mini-Heap!

  1. Problems with wishes — Charlie Huenemann (Utah State) converses with the genie in the bottle
  2. A comparison of academia in the US and the UK — by Richard Yetter Chappell (Miami), who much prefers the US system
  3. Why run a philosophy summer camp, and how does one do it? — Adam Waggoner (Michigan) and Charlie Kurth (Western Michigan) share their experiences and what they’ve learned
  4. “Unquestioned teleological bullshit” — Martin Lenz (Groningen) on a recent account of progress in philosophy
  5. Alex King (Buffalo), Daniel Star (Boston), and others on the best art of the past decade — at Aesthetics for Birds
  6. For the purposes of determining who has human rights, is “substantially human” enough? — human rights in the era of biotechnology that mixes non-human and human cells
  7. “Buddies of mine who I love, they say things like; “how are things up there with the liberal snowflakes?” Let me assure you, I have not met one kid who fits that description.” — a 52 year-old Navy veteran, currently a freshman at Yale, reports on his experience

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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