New links of interest…

  1. “Maintaining our punishing attitude towards plagiarism could reap benefits well beyond discouraging plagiarism itself” — Stuart Ritchie (KCL) counters recent arguments for why we ought not care about plagiarism
  2. A philosophy PhD’s suicide and the mission of an academic organization with which many political philosophers have been involved — the “existential struggle” taking place at Liberty Fund (via Chris Bertram)
  3. “All those yellow and green Wordle grids popping up on our screens give us a steady stream of small communions” — C. Thi Nguyen (Utah) on how the popular word game provides moments of mutual understanding
  4. “The show… takes the form of a gathering of ‘radical fairies,’ who come together each year to mourn, and re-enact, the death of Socrates” — a new jazz opera about the final hours of Socrates is opening in Manhattan
  5. “The defining characteristic of fiction is that it’s made up. So how can we learn from it?” — that may sound like an easy puzzle to solve, but it’s not, argues Amy Kind (Claremont McKenna) in her guest stint at The Splintered Mind
  6. “Likely the first book about moral philosophy to feature endorsements from Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Ted Danson and Mindy Kaling” — Michael Schur, the creator of the TV show “The Good Place,” has written a book
  7. It’s “not about invincibility, but about vulnerability. And the role supportive others play in sustaining our resilience” — one of several aspects of Stoicism discussed in an interview with Nancy Sherman (Georgetown)

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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2 years ago

Very sad about Nico Maloberti.