Mini-Heap


New additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. #BlackintheIvory & Philosophy — tweets with the hashtag used to highlight racial inequities in academia that also mention philosophy
  2. “This is the wild egalitarianism of philosophy that I love… even a prisoner may disagree with Aristotle” — Sahanika Ratnayake (Cambridge) on a knife attack, philosophy, and learning from helping with a course for prisoners
  3. A new philosophy podcast about “critically engaging the popular culture that we live in, particularly with a focus on justice, care, the arts, and community” — check out “Larger, Freer, More Loving” from Matthew LaVine (Potsdam) and Dwight Lewis (UCF) (and they’re on YouTube, too)
  4. “Ms Rowling, it’s certainly not my intention, or the intention of any trans activists whom I personally know, to erode or erase the biological reality of (cis) women’s experience” — Sophie Grace Chappell (Open University) responds to JK Rowling on gender and sex
  5. A summary of recent data on diversity in philosophy — from Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside) at the Blog of the APA
  6. The issues surrounding the possibility that U.S. military personnel may refuse to follow unconstitutional or immoral orders from President Trump — from two former soldiers-turned-military-ethicists, Marcus Hedahl (US Naval Academy) & Bradley Jay Strawser (Naval Postgraduate School)
  7. The Trans Philosophy Project — it aims to explore “philosophical work that is accountable to and illuminative of transgender experiences,​ ​histories,​ ​cultural​ ​production,​ ​and​ ​politics”

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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