Latest additions to the Heap…

  1. Another philosophy-centric television show? — “Devs,” from the maker of the movie “Ex Machina,” is a show about free will, morality, and “the intersection of philosophical thinking and scientific logic”
  2. “Western societies continue to rely upon an ethics of membership that we are less and less able to articulate” — Will Kymlicka (Queens) on human rights and membership rights
  3. If it is almost impossible to raise good kids, don’t have them. And in 2020, it is almost impossible to raise good kids — a once would-be mother of 8 and bioethicist Thalia Arawi (American University of Beirut) on how she became an anti-natalist (via Owen Schaefer)
  4. A philosopher who had to embed her ideas and arguments in poetry and plays to get around her censors — Adriana Clavel-Vázquez (Oxford) and Sergio A. Gallegos (John Jay) tell us about the work of Juana Inés de la Cruz
  5. The cubes are not rotating — a new one for your optical illusions file
  6. When it comes to the origins of the coronavirus, “vital human interests so clearly run parallel to the interests of nonhuman animals” — Peter Singer (Princeton) and Paola Cavalieri argue for shutting down “wet markets”
  7. The connection between philosophy and travel — as explored by Emily Thomas (Durham)

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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4 years ago

The “It is impossible to raise good kids” article would be a hilarious passive aggressive follow up to an argument with your teenage son or daughter.