The latest links…

  1. The sociological aspects of “the end of analytic philosophy” — from the point of view of a relatively recent philosophy PhD, Dave Atenasio (Frostburg)
  2. “I think that off-the-charts retributivism is weak. I think it is weak because it just means I have nothing constructive to do, so I’m going to punish you“ — Martha Nussbaum (Chicago) interviewed in The New Yorker
  3. More on racial, ethnic, and gender diversity among US philosophy students and faculty — “It’s mixed news”
  4. Leibniz’s freaky unicorn — the “imaginatively reassembled” skeleton of which he depicted in his Protogaea
  5. “Even if our evolutionary background does not debunk our claim to know objective moral truths, the explanatory stories told by debunkers can still be useful in flagging ways in which evolutionary influences might be distorting our moral thinking” — William J. Fitzpatrick (Rochester) on the interplay of metaethics and science
  6. Interested in teaching Latin American philosophy but fear you don’t know enough? Here’s how — and why, from Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr. (Occidental)
  7. “Before the ruling, a book had to prove that it was not obscene before being allowed to cross the border; after, customs had to prove that something was indecent before seizing it” — how the obscenity case of a book by philosopher Richard Mohr (Illinois) changed Canadian free speech law

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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