Recent philosophy-related links…

  1. “I live near Arlington National Cemetery, where approximately 400,000 veterans… are buried. I suspect they would not care so much whether their deaths were the result of errors of commission or omission” — does the acts/omissions distinction apply to governments, particularly in regards to the pandemic?
  2. “As a philosopher, I can say with some authority that folks are really just overthinking this” — an interview with Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò (Georgetown) about climate change
  3. The “Brown Babes” of philosophy — on the founding of the Women Doing Philosophy group in the Philippines
  4. “She must endure everything from her husband—if he is unlucky and if he makes any mistakes because of ignorance, or sickness or drunkenness or has relationships with other women. For this fault is at home with men…” — a passage attributed to Perictione (Plato’s mother) — but probably not actually by her — describes the “harmonious woman”
  5. “We are at the twilight of the job I have been taking myself to do, namely, teaching writing” — Charlie Huenemann (Utah State) on the impending obsolesence of good writing skills
  6. “How philosophy can contribute to our most urgent cultural questions about how we come to believe what we think we know” — Michael P. Lynch (Connecticut) on political epistemology
  7. A color-coded visualization of the relationship between different emotions, as described by Spinoza in his Ethics — by Evan Roane

Mini-Heap posts usually appear when 7 or so new items accumulate in the Heap of Links, the 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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