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New philosophy-related links…

  1. A bust of the late Ágnes Heller has been installed at the European Parliament in Brussels — the hungarian philosopher was known for her work in politics and political theory, social, and moral philosophy, aesthetics, and other subjects,
  2. “Rather than asking about the criteria for rightness, I think a more neutral starting point would ask: What does the moral theory hold to be most important?” — Richard Yetter Chappell (Miami) thinks “importance,” not “rightness” should be the central concept of normative ethics
  3. “Many women who desperately want to abort would also desperately prefer to raise the child if forced to carry their pregnancy to term” — Elizabeth Harman (Princeton) on one way Justice Amy Coney Barrett is wrong about abortion
  4. Rawls’s A Theory of Justice at 50 — audio from the recent conference at the University of Virginia School of Law
  5. The humanities and virtual reality — three open, online sessions later this week put from the Virginia Philosophy Reality Lab
  6. “They did a lot to break the grip of an orthodoxy that makes important things unsayable” — Ben Lipscomb (Houghton) interviewed about his recent work on Anscombe, Foot, Midgley, and Murdoch
  7. “Those of us concerned with identifying and combating systemic racism would do well to avoid over-simplified formulations that privilege one explanatory factor at the exclusion of another” — Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin (Sam Houston State Univ.) takes up some confusions regarding racism

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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