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New links of interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. “Far from Western philosophy being the unfolding of Absolute Spirit, it was all along… an enfolding of foreign spirits, faintly discerned, generally misunderstood” — Justin E.H. Smith (Paris) looks at the intellectual history of the history of philosophy
  2. Discussions of discounting the future are common in climate ethics, and it should be in pandemic ethics, too — Eric Winsberg (South Florida) explains
  3. The US Postal Service issues an Alain Locke stamp — he is one of four people featured in the “Voices of the Harlem Renaissance” series
  4. Reports of partisan divide are “hugely exaggerated”, but to the extent it exists, “it doesn’t arise from their stupidity or our rationality” — rather, says Neil Levy (Oxford) “it arises from the fact that we place our trust in different sources”
  5. “I think often of philosophy but as one thinks of someone lost. I want to turn to her and say, ‘Remember when we…'” — Amy Olberding (Oklahoma) on how, under these conditions, “I don’t really want to do philosophy”
  6. “Ethics in Action” is a podcast features academics as well as people from industry on questions at the intersection of ethics and public policy — it’s hosted by Nir Eisikovits (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
  7. How does philosophical expertise influence language comprehension? — Eugen Fischer and Paul Engelhardt (UEA) invite professional philosophers from PhD students upward to participate in an online study

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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