New additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. “There’s definitely been a shift from more traditional abstract philosophical work earlier in my career, to more feminist and political work more recently… Honestly a lot of it was just a matter of paying more attention” — Jonathan Ichikawa (UBC) is interviewed about his life and work
  2. “Terrorism involves the intentional harming of non-combatants…, is committed for ideological reasons and/or political ends,” and often includes “the intrusion of fear into everyday life” — “the US drone campaign meets these criteria, argues Jessica Wolfendale (Marquette)
  3. “What are the most important questions mainstream philosophy ignores or has forgotten about today?” — 10 philosophers give their answers
  4. “I never saw autism as something that applied to me—that is, until I started reading first-person descriptions by autistics, in particular, autistic women, of their own experiences as autistics in a neurotypical world” — Amandine Catala (UQAM) interviewed about her research and her life as a late-diagnosed autistic woman in philosophy
  5. “The past can be a source of information on moves that are missed in present professional discussions” — and so “historians of philosophy are a collective good to the profession that it pays to have a large enough pool to have around,” writes Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam)
  6. “Philosophy, the survey seems to imply, consists of a set of clear questions whose answers can usually be bundled into two or three options” — but “a lot of the philosophical work that I find most meaningful doesn’t take this form. Instead, it challenges the questions themselves,” says David Egan (Outer Coast)
  7. Next time someone asks why we should bother studying the history of philosophy — direct them to this thread

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!

USI Switzerland Philosophy
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments