Mini-Heap


New links for the Heap…

  1. The philosophy of “my body, my choice” and its use as a slogan to defend abortion rights — commentary from Elizabeth Lanphier (Cincinnati)
  2. Understanding the popularity of Stoicism — Vice reports on the cultural phenomenon, with comments from philosophers and other scholars
  3. Researchers claim to have created a “time crystal… an object whose parts move in a regular, repeating cycle, sustaining this constant change without burning any energy” — do they put “a new angle on the distinction between time and space”?
  4. Pessimistic atheism in “Crimes and Misdemeanors” — theist Edward Feser (Pasadena) appreciates Woody Allen’s atheism
  5. “Anything interesting is something that a lot of people are going to hate. All the ways of mitigating the hate make your text boringer. So, that’s probably why you’re not reading an academic journal right now” — Michael Huemer (Colorado) on academic writing
  6. “While there is surprisingly little deception on many online platforms, we may nonetheless be witnessing a failure of virtue, for there also does not appear to be much evidence of true honesty” — Christian Miller (Wake Forest) on online lying
  7. “I handed Heidegger my card… He screamed at me” — when Paul Schilpp, editor of The Library of Living Philosophers, tried to get Heidegger to agree to a volume on him

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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