New links of interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. The ethical costs of upward mobility — Jennifer Morton (CUNY) is featured on the NPR podcast Hidden Brain
  2. The virtue of reverence, the wisdom of theater, the qualities of leadership, and more — in an interview with Paul Woodruff (Texas)
  3. Philosophy of Bitcoin — Andrew M. Bailey (Yale-NUS), Andrew M. Bailey (Wyoming), and Craig Warmke (NIU) find that cryptocurrency is a philosophically rich topic
  4. Using games, teams, Discord, and additive grading to create an online philosophy course that fosters community and excitement — Margaret Greta Turnbull (Gonzaga) shares her “gameful” pedagogy
  5. “Despite rumors to the contrary, arguments still work. We shouldn’t give up on them.” — N. Ángel Pinillos (ASU) with arguments and evidence for using arguments and evidence
  6. Before the election, a few philosophers were asked to imagine what they’d wake up to the day after it — pre-election imaginings from Michele Moody-Adams, Shannon Spaulding, Neil Van Leeuwen, and Catherine Wearing
  7. Controversy over a new statue in London intended to honor philosopher and women’s rights advocate Mary Wollstonecraft — “I can’t see her feeling happy to be represented by this naked, perfectly formed wet dream of a woman”

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!

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Jim H
3 years ago

If you’re truly interested in the Philosophy of Bitcoin—what it is, how to conceive it, what it’s potential and perils might be—I posted a piece on the topic last year. It holds up quite well. Here: