Philosophy-related items of interest from around the web…

  1. “To say what’s wrong with the popular, deferential applications of standpoint epistemology, we need to understand what makes it popular” — and then see what a “constructive approach to putting standpoint epistemology into practice” would be like, argues Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò (Georgetown) in an important article
  2. What can Plato teach us about mask mandates? — David Lay Williams (DePaul) explains (Washington Post)
  3. Can one do philosophy through memes? — Simon Evnine (Miami) is taking up this question
  4. A team of philosophers, engineers, and scientists at UC Santa Cruz are creating playing cards about ethics and technology — suggest a question and get a free deck of cards when it’s done (via Barry Lam)
  5. Is it bad to be objectified? It may depend on the object: “It would be terrible to be treated like a paper towel… But it would not be so bad to be treated like an artwork” — Becca Rothfeld (Harvard) on persons and artworks
  6. Great ideas for adding a social dimension to online conferences — from C. Thi Nguyen (Utah)
  7. There’s a new enormous mural of Antonio Gramsci in Florence by street artist Jorit — and it is causing some controversy

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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