Mini-Heap


Links of interest to people interested in philosophy…

  1. How values shape inquiry in cognitive science — a roundtable discussion with Sam Liao (Puget Sound), Uwe Peters (Bonn/Cambridge), Morgan Thompson (Bielefeld), & Daniel Burston (Tulane)
  2. “What was initially the epistemic vice of overconfidence becomes the epistemic virtue of being a knowledgeable, well-trained philosophy student” — Eric Schwitzgebel (Riverside) on the “overconfident student strategy,” who employs it, and why it’s probably more common in philosophy than other disciplines
  3. Ukraine, Russia, and philosophy — philosopher Michelle Panchuk (Murray State), who has lived in Ukraine and has family there, is interviewed by J. Aaron Simmons (Furman) on the conflict and its lessons
  4. If we’re going to be honest with ourselves, morally sensitive, and thoughtful about our feelings, the best result may be “a stable, if uncomfortable, emotional equipoise” — Erich Hatala Matthes (Wellesley) on the complex emotions of engaging with the work of immoral artists
  5. Philosopher’s Nest is a new podcast “dedicated to showcasing the work, insights, and experiences of graduate students in philosophy” — featuring brief interviews conducted by Kyle van Oosterum & Lewis Williams (Oxford), the podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and elsewhere
  6. “There’s something undeniably erotic about elevators… order, intellect, and civilization over chaos, animality, and death” — Helena de Bres (Wellesley) on elevators, love, and transcendence
  7. “If McArevey and his staff can teach a new generation of boys to think for themselves, question old loyalties and find other ways to manage their anger perhaps they are building the hope for a new Northern Ireland” — a review of “Young Plato,” a documentary about a headteacher in Belfast who brings philosophy into the teaching at his elementary school

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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