New additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. “Solving ‘pipeline’ and institutional culture problems requires creativity, long-term culture building, and sometimes will require creating brand new things out of nothing” — Alex Guerrero (Rutgers) on something his recently retired colleague, Howard McGary, created
  2. A detailed report on whether British Columbia should adopt a universal basic income makes use of the works of several philosophers — you can read the full report and a summary here (via Stephen Tweedale)
  3. “What always fascinated me about historical studies… was the fact that one learns as much about oneself as about the past” — Martin Lenz (Groningen) brings this lesson to bear on the teaching of Medieval philosophy
  4. “Faculty that are well-liked by students—and thus likely prized by university administrators—and considered to be easy have particularly pernicious effects on subsequent student performance” — new research finds that “teaching to the test” boosts subsequent student perfoemance (via MR)
  5. The host of Philosophy Tube, a public philosophy show on YouTube with over 800,000 followers, comes out as a trans woman — Abigail Thorn discusses it in her latest episode of the show
  6. The annual Brooklyn Night of Ideas, featuring philosophical discussions, readings, and music performances took place online this year — if you missed it, you can view it at this link
  7. “While non-traditional, non-mainstream views are instantly recognized as views… the opinionated or perspectival character of conventional views often goes unnoticed” — an interview with David Detmer (Purdue Univ. Northwest)

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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