Mini-Heap


New additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. “That various things are simultaneously imaginable and unimaginable is essential to love, our sense of self, and our sense of what is real” — Oded Na’aman (Hebrew U.) on evils, attachment, ambivalence, and the problems with Stoicism
  2. “Human beings are ‘general-purpose culture machines’ capable of creating cultural and moral innovations that permit them to live better and more harmoniously together” — Dan Little (UM-Dearborn) on existentialism for individuals and historicism for human nature
  3. “Stock is quick to point out that she does not believe all trans women are bad” yet “at nearly every instance in the book when trans women are mentioned as agents… they are deceivers, rapists, and violent offenders” — Adam Briggle (North Texas) agrees with Kathleen Stock on “many of her conceptual points,” but, he says, its her “foreboding mood” that drives her arguments
  4. “Like everyone else, Benatar finds his views disturbing” — a profile of David Benatar by Joshua Rothman in The New Yorker
  5. “Every time I sit down to write an article or do some other research-related task… I have to ask myself: should I be doing this or should I be spending the time with my children?” — John Danaher (NUI) on the “academic parent’s dilemma”
  6. “Philosophical insight arises only from the struggle to cancel this situation of unfreedom and to make the world one’s own in one’s ideas and thought” — Richard Marshall interviews G.W.F. Hegel at 3:16AM
  7. “We need the burgeoning philosophical field of space ethics to help us tackle the thorny moral questions and complicated debates that growing interest in space exploration raises” — so argues Chelsea Haramia (Spring Hill) at Noema (via Nathan Nobis)

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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