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Links of interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. “Be Here Now” — with an emphasis on the first word — John Martin Fischer (UCR) on how best to interpret this common advice
  2. Did Trump intend for his supporters to violently storm the Capitol? — we don’t need a “yes” answer to that question to show he is morally responsible, argues Ben Bramble (ANU)
  3. “She aims to educate people about how philosophy can be of benefit to the real world while also training its readers in how to practice it” — Peter West (Durham) on Susan Stebbing’s 1939 book “Thinking to Some Purpose” and its relevance today
  4. The ethics of COVID vaccination — a conversation w/ Anne Barnhill (JHU), Govind Persad (Denver), and Courtney Thiele (OSU)
  5. Plato, Aristotle, MIT undergrads and the quest for the right shape — the problem of how to tile space
  6. 99,965 items from the W.E.B. Du Bois Papers collection at U Mass Amherst have been digitized — and are now publicly available
  7. Artistic value “is composed of other values without being identical to any of them: aesthetic value, ethical value, cognitive value, art-historical value among others” — an interview with Robert Stecker (CMU)

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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