The latest additions to the Heap…

  1. “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
  2. “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”
  3. “Philosophy has never been so modern” — “La Faute à Rousseau,” a French television show about a high school philosophy teacher, is getting good reviews
  4. 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
  5. “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
  6. “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
  7. 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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