New links…

  1. A Columbia math professor accuses his university of providing false and distorted information in order to climb in the US News & World Report college ranking — raising further questions about the value of such rankings
  2. “It doesn’t solve the systematic problem of the anonymity of the student experience at the large research university… Nor does it solve the problem of anti-intellectualism in the student body” — but there are things Harry Brighouse (Wisconsin) has done as a philosophy professor to “mitigate those problems for a handful of students”
  3. “It lies in the weakness of human nature to always want to set up a system; perhaps it also lies in the weakness of human nature never to be able to set one up” — Richard Marshall “interviews” Johann Gottfried Herder
  4. “I very much like the idea of philosophy as a Great Art… there’s no way of cheating” — an interview with Sophie Grace Chappell (Open University), possibly “the most counter-suggestible person in the entire world”
  5. Marx “canceled” at the University of Florida — a library study room named for him (one among many named for various well-known figures in history) has been renamed “Study Room 229” after pressure from rightwing outlet
  6. The recent “Philosophers On The Russian Attack On Ukraine” has been translated into Spanish for publication in “En Letra: Derecho Penal,” an Argentinian journal — thanks to Leandro Dias and Alejandro Chehtman for their work on this
  7. “I’m someone who actually only has one thing I’m really interested in, which is authority; just about every one of my projects is kind of unified by this” — an interview with Kate Manne (Cornell) at The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Australasia

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.

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