Mini-Heap


Friday Mini-Heap…

  1. Over time, “various forms of hostility, exclusion, silencing, and devaluation multiplied,” yet “the idea that this was a pattern of mistreatment based on gender became less and less accessible to my colleagues” — Brook Sadler (South Florida) sees how her own story fits with a recent philosophical account of misogyny
  2. Secret allegations and unknown accusers: a philosophy professor describes what it was like to be the target of Title IX investigation — Robert Frodeman, who was cleared of a Title IX sexual harassment complaint but fired for having been found to have violated his university’s relationship policy, tells his story
  3. “Graduate school should be the place where you can develop a skill set… that is tailored to you and that will serve you well, but that are general enough that they will be useful in a wide range of contexts” — How one philosophy professor will be welcoming new graduate students in her department this year
  4. “Bacon, eggs, oatmeal… we simply have no convincing theory to explain how such disparate, seemingly inert components give rise to the phenomenon we subjectively experience as ‘breakfast'” — Jonathan Bines explains the “Hard Problem of Breakfast”
  5. Moral enhancement as an alternative to vaccines — we should consider pharmaceuticals that boost “the brain’s ability to cooperate with others”, says Parker Crutchfield (Western Michigan)
  6. The harm of testimonial injustice — a discussion at PEA Soup
  7. People should get vaccinated for COVID-19 when it’s possible to do so. Should it be illegal for them to refuse? — an argument from David Copp and Gerald Dworkin (UC Davis)

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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