The latest additions to the Heap…
- “If we truly believed we were so much better than squirrels, why have we spent thousands of years driving home the point?” — Crispin Sartwell (Dickinson) on the “disaster” of emphasizing our differences with other animals, rather than our similarities
- “How did a word for a philosophical ideal come to be used for an unromantic relationship?” — Merriam-Webster’s Word History column takes up “Platonic”
- “Philosophy has never been so modern” — “La Faute à Rousseau,” a French television show about a high school philosophy teacher, is getting good reviews
- The philosophers most retweeted in the past week by other philosophers on Twitter — a regularly updated list from Kelly Truelove that offers a view of which tweets have resonated most with philosophers on the social media platform
- “Even if you are completely unsympathetic to Rawls and his project, you will learn so much… Rawls is worth your time” — Lawrence Solum (UVA) on Rawls on his 100th birthday
- “The field has evolved” in terms of race, but there’s a recognition of “how far it still has to go” — a promotional but nonetheless informative piece about Black philosophers at the University of Pennsylvania
- In honor of Rawls’s 100th birthday — a collection of essays on Rawls that have appeared in Boston Review, and one by Rawls himself
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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