Mini-Heap


Recent links added to the Heap…

  1. “There’d be much less pessimistic skepticism about the future of analytic philosophy if people were more familiar with some of the reasons to reject [the ‘grand march to Kripke’] narrative” — Preston Stovall (University of Hradec Králové) defends analytic philosophy
  2. “College vaccination requirements decidedly do not violate the core principles of medical ethics” — Nathan Nobis (Morehouse) responds to critics of the requirements
  3. “Clear writing… is aggressive and sadistic—not in its content but in the domination it attempts” — Simon Evnine (Miami) on clarity
  4. “The world’s foremost consequentialist signed. The world’s foremost deontologist signed. Two of the most prominent bioethicists in the world signed…” Not good enough? — on the effort to hold human challenge trials in the U.S., and other aspects of COVID-19 response
  5. Philosophy has “a tradition that you cut other people down… I sometimes hear our female students say, ‘I can’t really be a philosopher because that’s not what I feel like doing’” — “I say to them, ‘There are many different ways of doing philosophy'” — Martha Nussbaum (Chicago)
  6. Getting students to do the readings — at The Philosophers’ Cocoon, with helpful suggestions in the comments
  7. “A young man smoking a pipe cannot do so without looking like a pompous dick… and Classics finds itself in a similar quandary” — actor Stephen Fry on breaking the cycle of elitism and showing the value of the classics to today’s youth (via The Browser)

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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