New links in the Heap…

  1. Writing philosophy means confronting “a many-branching regress” of explanation and defense with every sentence — which is one reason it is so hard, says Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside)
  2. “The biological definition of sex shouldn’t be the battleground for philosophers and gender theorists who disagree about the definition of ‘woman’” — Paul Griffiths (Sydney) on how biological sex is–and isn’t–important
  3. “If you’re not getting multiple journal rejections, you’re not doing your job right” — that’s what Arash Abizadeh (McGill) tells his grad students, and to inspire them he created a “CV of Rejections”
  4. “Engaging with your perception on an analytical level… makes a difference in the quality of your experience by fine-tuning your brain to its input” — Ann-Sophie Barwich (Indiana) on sensory expertise, consciousness, the philosophy of perception, and wine
  5. “Ask a Philosopher” on public radio in NY — Ian Olasov (CUNY) and Denise Vigani (Seton Hall) on the show All of It.
  6. A philosopher says goodbye to academic freedom — “It may seem counter-intuitive that a job higher up the organizational chart should come with a reduction in freedom, but it makes sense,” says Shannon Dea (Regina)
  7. “The case against Hume is that his racism is not a minor aberration in his thought, but a significant element of his larger views” — Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) shows how we can “confront the complicity of our heroes in justifying really important evils”

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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