Mini-Heap


Links recently added to the Heap…

  1. Schlick was not killed for his philosophy “but what happened next… was indeed shaped by what the Vienna Circle had come to represent in the ideological frenzy of interwar Austria” — Adam Kirsch on the Vienna Circle and David Edmonds’ new book about it, in The New Yorker
  2. “As far as I know, my new course… is the only course in the UK that includes any Shona philosophy.” — Lloyd Strickland (Manchester Metropolitan) on why he teaches Shona philosophy in his philosophy of religion course
  3. Some “beliefs… are irrational but are the only way for an agent to bring about an epistemic benefit” — Lisa Bortolotti (Birmingham) begins a week of posting at The Brains Blog on “epistemic innocence”
  4. This past weekend Google honored 18th Century philosopher Anton Wilhelm Amo — with a Google Doodle (via Patrick Connolly)
  5. Wishing that someone be harmed isn’t wrong — because wishing isn’t the kind of thing that can be wrong
  6. How to make and use a lightboard for online teaching — Jared Millson (CSU Bakersfield) shares a great idea for teachers who like to write on the board in class
  7. New find: 100 cards of notes by Macchiavelli — at the National Library of Florence. [UPDATE: English-language version here, courtesy of Lars Lindblom.]

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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