The latest links…

  1. The pandemic has given us a set of “natural experiments” in approaches to public health — an interview with Jennifer Prah Ruger, director of the Health Equity and Policy Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, in The New Yorker
  2. “Wondering how cleaning became a preferred form of procrastination” — pandemic-prompted self-isolation or graduate school? A list.
  3. “Many of us feel ashamed at now having so little to contribute to the public good, especially if we were educated (as I was) entirely at the public expense” — Les Green (Oxford) tries to understand academics’ unwillingness to sacrifice work in order to help others
  4. Terms of art — in a new series at Aesthetics for Birds, Alex King (Buffalo) provides short definitions of words/concepts in aesthetics and philosophy of art
  5. “The self-help approach to impostor syndrome is fundamentally misguided, for several interlocking reasons” — Katherine Hawley (St. Andrews) on how our collective practices and professional environment contribute to the problem
  6. Shakira is taking an ancient philosophy course at the University of Pennsylvania — one of “a number of abnormal events” prompted by the pandemic
  7. A ranking of countries in terms of academic freedom — by a team that believes that “academic freedom must be resurrected as a key criterion for academic reputation and quality”

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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