Midweek Mini-Heap…

  1. Teaching “On Bullshit” — C. Thi Nguyen and Imree Parma (Utah Valley) share their experiences
  2. Physicist Sean Carroll regularly interviews philosophers — recent guests on his Mindscape podcast have included Laurie Paul (Yale), Kwame Anthony Appiah (Princeton), Jenann Ismael (Columbia), & Daniel Dennett (Tufts)
  3. The force of nonviolence — an interview with Judith Butler (Berkeley) at the Partially Examined Life podcast
  4. When we seek someone who truly understands us, what are we looking for? — Iskra Fileva (Colorado) has started blogging at Psychology Today
  5. “We are stuck here now, and we don’t know when we will be free” — Xiao Ouyang, associate professor of philosophy at Wuhan University (via Joel Walmsley)
  6. The rhetorical trick of using conditional arguments to make pseudoscience seem scientific — Regina Rini (York) in the TLS
  7. A democracy, but without professional politicians — The New Yorker on “open democracy”, an idea developed by Hélène Landemore (Yale)

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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