Recent additions to the Heap of Links…
- Moral progress and moral methodology — a conversation between Philip Kitcher (Columbia) and Julia Hermann (Utrecht) (scroll to the end for the link to the video)
- “There is nothing in the nature of academic research that guarantees that ‘the best ideas of a generation will become part of the canon for the next generation’; instead, many good and original ideas have been lost to the disciplines through bad luck” — consider, for example, the case of Ludwik Fleck
- “There can be a lot of natural values, all equally valuable and natural, but different ones need different circumstances or social settings to be realized—so they will occur or flower at different times/places” — an interview with Rachel Zuckert (Northwestern), who pays attention to “real tensions, real facts about art and our appreciation of it”
- “The life I lived, inside the walls of the house and outside, was in fact not one life but two, lives that sometimes complemented and supported each other, but mostly clashed against a reality I could not fully grasp” — a profile of political philosophy Lea Ypi (LSE)
- “Never call yourself a philosopher — let others do that” — Spencer Case’s appreciation of philosopher Bill McCurdy
- “To ask only questions we can answer is a failure of imagination” — a brief appreciation of philosophy from Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside)
and don’t forget about the Big List of Philosophy Podcasts.
Mini-Heap posts usually appear when 7 or so new items accumulate in the Heap of Links, a 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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