The Heap of Links’ latest additions…

  1. Learning about virtue by studying the “difference between cultivating and controlling disgust” — Charlie Kurth (WMU) on the moral value of disgust
  2. “The highest honorary position in German Protestantism” has been given to a 25-year-old who majored in philosophy — Anna-Nicole Heinrich is the new chair of the Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (via Adrian Kind)
  3. “Is it fortune cookies or a tractatus, a mantra or a rich, textured, and open-ended philosophical program?” — Daniel Little (UM-Dearborn) on whether Seneca has a system of philosophy
  4. On the moral status of animals, Kantian moral philosophy in practice, and altruism — a brief interview with Christine Korsgaard (Harvard) by Erich Grunewald
  5. Personal transformation and practical reason — a conversation with Agnes Callard (Chicago) and Laurie Paul (Yale)
  6. “To reject demonization is to attempt to understand what every other human being does as something you might have done yourself” — an interview with Samuel Fleishacker on a range of topics, including empathy, Adam Smith, ethics, philosophy of religion, and more
  7. “Appropriate caution in philosophy can become timidity in politics” — Julian Baggini on Hume and the need to supplement the skeptical wisdom of conservatism with progressive skepticism about the status quo

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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