Mini-Heap


Recent links added to the Heap…

  1. Tips on negotiating an assistant professor salary — from an economist, but not just for econ positions
  2. “We can find up to eight dates associated with a publication” and “this gets worse when each publisher interprets the meaning of each… differently” — When is a paper “published”? (via Retraction Watch)
  3. How to teach a course that is mainly or exclusively composed of less commonly taught philosophical traditions — suggestions from Helen De Cruz (SLU)
  4. “Love is something that exists on the maximal outer limit of our agency’s thinkability” — Alexandra Gustafson (Toronto) on the sublimity of love, even when it’s unrequited
  5. Bang the head Socratic — a review of “The Republic”, an instrumental “post-metal” album about Plato’s dialogue by the band Thumos (via Jeremy Skrzypek)
  6. “It should give us pause that some eighteenth-century histories of German philosophy did indeed include more women than what we today find in standard histories of the nineteenth century…” — Kristin Gjesdal (Temple) interviewed about her work in the history of philosophy and how histories of philosophy emerge
  7. “The evolutionary lineages in the universe closest to our own [human] lineage are those found here on earth. And since none of them underwent the three major transitions that happened in our lineage, we have no reason to think they might occur elsewhere” — on why intelligent life in the universe is rare (via The Browser)

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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