New links of interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. “List three beliefs held by eliminative materialists,” “Explain why more people aren’t solipsists,” and other questions — an old but good philosophy quiz from P.D. Magnus (Albany) and Ryan Hickerson (Western Oregon)
  2. How can public philosophy contribute to philosophical progress? — Ian Olasov (CUNY) looks at three possible ways
  3. “In subsequent generations the Pythagoreans probably capitulated and accepted the name, as happened with ‘freak’ or ‘queer’” — how philosophers came to be called “philosophers”
  4. A lecturer in philosophy at Pembroke College of Oxford University has pled guilty to “three counts of producing indecent photographs of a child” — Peter King, who authored a 2008 article in Ethical Theory & Moral Practice on child pornography, will be sentenced next month
  5. An interesting philosophy class assignment to develop students’ listening skills — pairs of students discuss a topic, record the discussion, and then separately write up reports on it in which the emphasis is explaining their interlocutor’s view
  6. A map of mathematics — an annotated visualization of the field as practiced by mathematicians
  7. How did the term “western philosophy” come into use? — Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) does some digging

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!


Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments