Mini-Heap


Links of possible interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. “Students are somewhat less accustomed to speaking up or challenging received wisdom, and less comfortable pushing ‘why’ questions” — Natalja Deng (Yonsei University) on what it’s like to work as a philosopher in South Korea
  2. “The idea of ‘cultural appropriation’ is directly antithetical to all the work that cross-cultural philosophers have done so hard to get accepted” — cultural appropriation is objectionable only “when a culture’s ability to use a cultural product is actually taken away from it,” argues Amod Lele (Boston University)
  3. “True diversification of the field will ultimately require aesthetic integration, the blending of more than one aesthetic approach to create something new that appeals to a diverse constituency” — Chris Jenkins (Oberlin) on classical music, aesthetics, and race
  4. Epoché, a monthly philosophy magazine, has a new website — while you’re there, check out the Index page, a book-like index to their entire run
  5. “Calling all philosophers!… The superhero we need, in a divided America, is someone who can prove to us what’s real and what isn’t” — a writer interviews several philosophers for a newpaper column on the nature and importance of reality
  6. Puzzles in chemistry, and how philosophy helps solve them — a modest shout-out to philosophy at Chemistry World
  7. Jesus saves. But what saves Jesus? One answer: non-classical logic — Jc Beall (Notre Dame) in a brief introductory video on the reasons for (against?) adopting non-classical logic

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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