Mini-Heap


The latest additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. The popular conception of Stoicism as a me-focused collection of life hacks “misses ancient Stoicism’s emphasis on our flourishing as social selves, connected locally and globally” — Nancy Sherman (Georgetown) on “the enduring Stoic promise: to empower us in our common humanity”
  2. “It seems that philosophical arguments can be effective in convincing people that they have moral duties to the global poor and move them to act in ways that are consistent with these convictions” — new experimental philosophy on “the real-world impact of philosophical arguments”
  3. “I tend to think that simply applying deontology or consequentialism is not a great way to approach issues in applied ethics” — ethics, authenticity, nurses’ strikes, and more, in an interview with Paul Neiman (Weber State)
  4. The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Review — the new international undergraduate journal is based at the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Virginia Tech
  5. “These issues would not be too concerning for a budding science; they are anomalies for a thirty-year old research tradition that has been extremely successful at selling itself to policy makers and the public” — Edouard Machery (Pitt) offers a lengthy critique of research on implicit attitudes and bias
  6. “The idea that children are capable of careful thinking about abstract issues is difficult for many adults to accept” — Jana Mohr Lone (Washington) on doing philosophy with children and what she has learned from them
  7. Minds, symbolic forms, and the cultural world — Samantha Matherne (Harvard) and Carrie Figdor (Iowa) discuss the philosophy of Ernst Cassirer

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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