New links of interest to those interested in philosophy…
- On Plato’s first trip to Sicily, the king sold him into slavery — lessons from Plato’s attempts to create a philosopher-king
- Listen to your gut — a student proposes that consciousness is an “emergent property caused by the bidirectional communication between the brain and the gut microbiota”
- Appreciating the “multi-dimensional” nihilism of Nietzsche — Kaitlyn Creasy (CSU San Bernardino) is interviewed by Andy Fitch at the LA Review of Books
- An MA student in India wonders why she hadn’t been taught about the “women sages who baffled kings and philosophers alike with their nuanced discourse” — Deepshikha Sharma (University of Delhi) on Gargi, Maitreyi, and Sulabha (via Michael Glawson)
- Rawls’s A Theory of Justice is approaching 50 — an appraisal in The Guardian
- Over 160,000 Medieval manuscripts online — where to find them
- Chinese philosopher makes news with article titled, “Kant’s Ethics Suck” — strangely, those critical of the article refuse to give their names to the reporter
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.
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