New links of interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. On Plato’s first trip to Sicily, the king sold him into slavery — lessons from Plato’s attempts to create a philosopher-king
  2. 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”
  3. Appreciating the “multi-dimensional” nihilism of Nietzsche — Kaitlyn Creasy (CSU San Bernardino) is interviewed by Andy Fitch at the LA Review of Books
  4. 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)
  5. Rawls’s A Theory of Justice is approaching 50 — an appraisal in The Guardian
  6. Over 160,000 Medieval manuscripts online — where to find them
  7. 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.

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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