Mini-Heap


New links of possible interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. Parfit on Kant’s “ends-in-themselves” formulation of the categorical imperative — audio from the first of the three 2002-2003 Tanner Lectures, with commentary from Allen Wood (via Matt McAdam)
  2. “Every magic show I perform is applied phenomenology” — an interview with Larry Hass, former philosophy professor and now fulltime “philosopher-magician”
  3. “Sometimes we dismiss a problem as ‘not the most important thing in the world.’” What is? — one answer from Richard Yetter Chappell (Miami)
  4. “Aristotle” makes an appearance on Nancy Drew show — in which, among other things, he is called out for his sexism
  5. “Imagine cavemen sitting together to think up what, for all time, will be the best possible society and then setting out to institute it” — an appreciation of a little thought experiment of Robert Nozick’s
  6. The self, transformation, physics, and freedom — a wide ranging and fascinating interview with Jenann Ismael (Columbia)
  7. “Though philosophers can come up with high-minded epistemic reasons for using thought experiments, those high-minded reasons may be covering up a more uncomfortable truth” — Ethan Landes (St. Andrews) on why philosophers use thought experiments

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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