Another Mini-Heap


Yet more for the Heap…

  1. M. C. Hammer named inaugural winner of the American Philosophical Association’s “Celebrity Philosopher of the Year” Award — The award includes a $100 prize
  2. “Some examined lives also not worth living” — a new finding in experimental philosophy
  3. New ranking of philosophy graduate programs by total number of Twitter followers their faculty have — It is now the most influential ranking of philosophy graduate programs, according to Twitter.
  4. A manuscript of a previously unknown dialogue by Plato was discovered among a collection of artifacts in Greece — Set just after The Phaedo, the dialogue features Euthyphro complaining of the time Socrates “canceled” him
  5. “Why I Am Leaving Philosophy” — a young philosopher explains her decision: “basically, I just wanted to be able to make a decent living and choose where to live — you know, normal stuff like that”
  6. Trolley manufacturer announces lawsuitOxford Review, the Foot estate, and others are among those accused of defamation
  7. Editors of established philosophy journals report a recent increase in average quality of submissions — trend correlated with first call for papers from The Journal of Controversial Ideas.

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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Horatio Brown
Horatio Brown
19 days ago

The links to these items in the mini-heap aren’t working unfortunately!Report

Graeme
Graeme
Reply to  Horatio Brown
19 days ago

Check the dateReport

Horatio Brown
Horatio Brown
Reply to  Justin Weinberg
19 days ago

Hmm – very odd, links still not working. I was really interested to read the post about the person leaving academia. Any chance you could post a link to it here?Report

Horatio Brown
Horatio Brown
Reply to  Horatio Brown
19 days ago

Never mind — I now realise I am a fool and that there are no links because all the stories are fake/joke.Report

Preston Stovall
Preston Stovall
Reply to  Justin Weinberg
19 days ago

That’s cold! Insult to injury. But as a fan of a well-played April Fools’ joke, no complaints.Report

John Companiotte
John Companiotte
19 days ago

How do you click through to see the specific articles? Nothing happens when clicking on the title of a story. Thanks, John CompaniotteReport

Fool
Fool
19 days ago

I’m so mad that it took me 6 articles to realize that this was an April’s fool, and I’m even more mad because I truly believed a new dialogue was discovered.Report

Tharseo
Tharseo
Reply to  Fool
19 days ago

I could say I was excited 🤧Report

Michael Gregory
Michael Gregory
19 days ago

Please send a link on how to find out more about the newly-discovered Plato dialogue. Google didn’t turn it up.

Michael Gregory – http://www.michaelgregory.orgReport

Plato's footnote
Plato's footnote
19 days ago

For anyone wondering: Click here to access the links. This leads to the “http” instead of the “https” version of this webpage where the links are active.Report

SCM
SCM
Reply to  Plato's footnote
19 days ago

That’s not the Plato dialogue you link to, actually, but a very sensitive and insightful discussion of eternal non-occurrence by the less well-known philosopher Kyricatles.Report

Last edited 19 days ago by SCM
Dan
Dan
19 days ago

April fool’s!?Report

Sergio Tenenbaum
Sergio Tenenbaum
19 days ago

This document explains why you might having difficulties with the postReport

Sergio Tenenbaum
Sergio Tenenbaum
Reply to  Justin Weinberg
19 days ago

What if everyone… wait, never mind.Report