New links in the Heap…

  1. “Interrogating the obscurity of Holst’s audacious book exposes a dark side to the German Enlightenment that, until recently, has largely been overlooked” — Andrew Cooper (Warwick) on how the German Enlightenment failed women
  2. “As a professional philosopher, I will move from ad hoc and pop-up politics to a comprehensive approach to the good life” — former Loyola Marymount University philosophy professor James Hanink is running for governor of California
  3. “What would happen if we would only accept to review papers that we knew we could/would/were willing to read within a week?” — thoughts on speeding up refereeing in philosophy, from Ingrid Robeyns (Utrecht)
  4. “A densely argued and damning portrait of Socrates as soldier-citizen-philosopher” — Dan Little (UM-Dearborn) on the puncturing of an image “entirely based on the philosophical texts without serious attention to historical details”
  5. When the word “is aired for pedagogical purposes, there is no good reason to feel hurt” — Randall Kennedy (Harvard) on professors mentioning a notorious racial slur in class
  6. Consider a series of versions of a song, starting with the original, A. B is a cover version of A. C is a cover of B. D is a cover of C, etc., down to Z — if Z bears no musical resemblance to A, is it a cover of A? P.D. Magnus (Albany) looks at a cover song paradox created by Andrew Kania (Trinity)
  7. “A genuine reckoning with the history of American torture remains unlikely” — Jessica Wolfendale (Marquette) on the erasure of American torture

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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