Mini-Heap


Recent additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. 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)
  2. “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
  3. “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”
  4. “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)
  5. “Never call yourself a philosopher — let others do that” — Spencer Case’s appreciation of philosopher Bill McCurdy
  6. “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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