Mid-week Mini-Heap…

  1. What would Hobbes do? — David Lay Williams (DePaul) thinks “Hobbesian reasoning strongly advises that all calls to reopen the economy be subordinated to a focus on preserving human life.”
  2. “In many ways, Spinoza is now replacing Kant and Descartes as both the compass and the watershed of modern thought” — Clare Carlisle (KCL) and Yitzhak Y. Melamed (JHU) on Spinoza on God and nature
  3. “Intersectionality” triggers some rightwingers, but it’s an important tool for libertarianism / classical liberalism — Jacob Levy (McGill) explains
  4. How the pandemic is affecting how people feel time — Adrian Bardon (Wake Forest) is interviewed on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show
  5. The collective dimensions of individual ethical behavior in a pandemic — commentary from Martin Lenz (Groningen)
  6. “He believed the world must be made safe for differences” — Kwame Anthony Appiah (Princeton) reviews three books on Franz Boas
  7. “Tenure-track philosophy jobs are tough to come by, even in a non-pandemic year” — CNN article on future plans disrupted by COVID-19 focuses on a philosophy graduate student

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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