Mini-Heap


New additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. At the University of Groningen, philosophy majors are required to take philosophy “outside the walls” — this involves a creative project rather than an academic paper, and interviewing people outside of academia
  2. How “aesthetic ideals have carried over to contemporary experiments in science” — Milena Ivanova (Cambridge) takes up the question, “what does it mean for an experiment to be beautiful?”
  3. “The homogenizing of language won’t homogenize thought… but we may [have] reasons to worry that it will limit intellectual diversity” — Neil Levy (Oxford) on the ethics of the linguistic “affordances” of Grammarly and other AI-based writing tools
  4. “I want to show students a new way into philosophy – through doing ridiculous things” — that’s why Meg Wallace (Kentucky) teaches “Circus and Philosophy”
  5. Want to help your students “steel-man” rather than “straw-man” other people’s arguments? — ThinkerAnalytix & Harvard are offering free workshops for philosophy instructors on how to teach students argument mapping as a way of exercising intellectual charity
  6. How to get something from “nothing” — Aaron Wendland (KCL/Massey) on Heidegger, Carnap, and the analytic-Continental split
  7. “My utterly personal and speculative overall take-away from our data is that women’s emancipation had a paradoxical effect in philosophy” — Katharina Nieswandt (Concordia) interviewed by Adriel Trott (Wabash)

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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