New philosophy-related links…
- 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,
- “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
- “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
- Rawls’s A Theory of Justice at 50 — audio from the recent conference at the University of Virginia School of Law
- The humanities and virtual reality — three open, online sessions later this week put from the Virginia Philosophy Reality Lab
- “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
- “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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