Mini-Heap


The latest additions to the Heap of Links…

(And yes, the Heap is back up and running again!)

  1. How many people COVID-19 has killed seems like a straightforward empirical question — but it’s not, as philosopher S. Andrew Schroeder (Claremont McKenna) explains
  2. “Philosophical advances in epistemology and in ethics profoundly shape our points of view. We don’t see them precisely because we see with them” — an interview with philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
  3. What is a particle? — ask a dozen physicists, you’ll get seven different answers
  4. The British Journal of Aesthetics is celebrating its 60th anniversary — with 12 short pieces that each look back on a different article the journal previously published, together offering a history of aesthetics over the past several decades
  5. A conversation about hope — with Myisha Cherry (UC Riverside), Sally Haslanger (MIT), and Jesse Prinz (CUNY)
  6. “What makes the invocation of lived experience such a powerful move – the fact that it’s essentially private, removed from inspection – is exactly what makes it such a perilous one” — Kwame Anthony Appiah (NYU) on how “identities are too multiple and complex to allow any individual’s experience to count as truly representative”
  7. “The first thing the police had done was call in M’s three colleagues to see if they knew of anyone who might have a grudge against M. It was hence a great surprise when this somewhat routine procedure generated not leads but confessions—three of them” — “Philosophy Rashômon,” by Liam Bright (LSE)

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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