Mini-Heap


More links in the Heap…

  1. “It really bothers me to see philosophers who have thought about this stuff for about a minute or two, begin to pontificate as if they knew it all, as if they didn’t have to do any work. It’s so arrogant” — Talia Mae Bettcher (Cal State LA) is interviewed at What Is It Like To Be A Philosopher?
  2. Oil’s low price presents an opportunity to introduce a carbon tax — Peter Singer & Kian Mintz-Woo (Princeton) make the case
  3. “Left to their own devices, most capital investors will not care for the dignity of labor investors; nor will they lead the fight against environmental catastrophe. Another option is available.” — a few thousand academics see in the pandemic’s lessons a call to reorganize the economy
  4. “If you think about this whole thing less as a school with an endowment and more as an endowment with educational benefits, our budget adjustments start to appear quite reasonable” — your university president responds to those who’ve suggested the school dip into the endowment
  5. The “How The Light Gets In” Philosophy Festival is happening later this month — but it will be online
  6. “Ethical Theory Review” is a new podcast featuring interviews with philosophers about their recent work — it’s hosted by Bradford Cokelet (Kansas)
  7. “Thinking about uptake does not come naturally to bread and butter philosophers of science” — Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) responds to Jacob Stegenga (Cambridge) on fast science and philosophy of science

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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