Mini-Heap


Recent additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. “The polarizing effect of Dr. Mills’ work is a testament to its ingenuity” — Elvira Basevich (U. Mass Lowell) on the philosophical legacy of Charles Mills
  2. “What is a knower?” — debates in epistemology, such as externalism vs. internalism, are downstream from this more fundamental question, which deserves more attention, argues Nate Sheff (Connecticut)
  3. “Dehumanization lies at the intersection of two compelling imaginative dispositions: our propensity to essentialize and our propensity to project a grand hierarchy onto the natural world” — David Livingstone Smith (New England) on imagination and dehumanization
  4. “You’re an idiot. Hope is the confusion of the desire for a thing with its probability.” — Richard Marshall interviews Arthur Schopenhauer at 3:16AM
  5. Is the result 1000 works of art? Or 1001? Or 1? Or for all we’ll be able to tell, 0? — And what is it? A brilliant art prank? A tribute in the style of the original artist? A distributed artwork?
  6. What makes Hi-Phi Nation so good? — the research, interviews, writing, editing, choices, technology, aesthetics, craft, and person behind “the philosophy show you can send to your family and friends who aren’t philosophy geeks”
  7. “The connection between sex work and philosophy had a long life in the western tradition” — Dawn LaValle Norman (Australian Catholic U.) looks at it in the ancient world

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!

Philosophy at Cincinnati

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