Recent links for the Heap..
The actual Heap is a bit wonky still (some maintenance work continues) but here’s what you would have seen piling up there over the past few days.
- A well-known disabled philosopher who is quite possibly the most active advocate for other disabled philosophers is unemployed and now faces eviction. — Shelley Lynn Tremain discusses her situation and asks for your assistance
- In praise of platitudes — Amod Lele (Boston University) on what we need to hear
- Who studies philosophy? — a poster listing and a flyer series featuring public figures who have studied philosophy, from the APA
- “The survival and flourishing of liberal polity may well also require the presence of illiberal parties and commitments in order to maintain liberalism’s own vitality and thereby the vitality of the whole.”— Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) on a positive aspect of Trump’s presidency
- The complete first season of Five Questions — 26 episodes of a podcast in which Kieran Setiya asks philosophers five questions about themselves
- “The genes for autism drove the evolution of human invention” — empathizers, systemizers, autism, and ingenuity
- All about inverted spectrums — Jonathan Cohen (UCSD) discusses the philosophy and science of them on the latest episode of Reductio with Andrew Lavin
Mini-Heap posts usually 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!