Mini-Heap


Recent additions to the Heap of links…

  1. If the university can “fire faculty with impunity, it will set a precedent that will eviscerate the foundational principles of both free speech and of faculty governance on college and university campuses” — Linfield University has fired a faculty member for speaking up about alleged sexual abuse by board trustees and anti-Semitic remarks by the president
  2. Argument Schemes: a video playlist that uses clips from movies to illustrate logical argument forms — from Amsterdam University College
  3. Derek Parfit: philosopher, photographer, and… lampost designer? — yes, according to Nigel Warburton, who learned it from Janet Radcliffe-Richards (who was married to Parfit)
  4. Shame and love in reading and understanding philosophical texts — reflections from Martin Lenz (Groningen)
  5. “There are immoral and outrageous ideas that cause no controversy whatever” — perhaps we need a “Journal of Hegemonically Uncontroversial Ideas,” writes Leslie Green (Oxford)
  6. “Students need not only learn to think well for themselves… they need to learn to help others think well, too” — T. Ryan Byerly (Sheffield) on “educating for intellectual dependability”
  7. “Polite Conversations: Philosophers Discuss the Arts” — a series of interviews with philosophers about their work in aesthetics and philosophy of art, conducted by Brandon Polite (Knox)

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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