Recent additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. “Infectious diseases don’t just spread or disappear. They also evolve.” — Elliott Sober (Wisconsin) on understanding and modeling virulence
  2. Racism and protest during a global pandemic — an online discussion with Elena Comay del Junco (Toronto) and Yolonda Yvette Wilson (National Humanities Center) this coming Wednesday
  3. “We stand committed to continued examination of the ways in which racism, economic, and institutional violence mar our society” — a statement from the President, Vice-President, and Officers of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
  4. “Anonymization provides something like the Ring of Gyges to commentators, with predictable results.” — what is a wise commenting policy for philosophy blogs?
  5. “Let’s give some love to the philosophers” — several philosophers are named as “especially good on America’s racial politics” in a NYT interview with sociologist and writer Michael Eric Dyson (Georgetown)
  6. “If we centralize training in fewer departments, we will become far more homogeneous” — one of several reasons against eliminating PhD programs in philosophy, from Kevin Zollman (CMU)
  7. Philosophy as “the original ‘talk therapy'”” — Samir Chopra (Brooklyn College/CUNY) is blogging about philosophical counseling

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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