Mini-Heap


Recent additions to the Heap…

  1. “Faddish calls to… ‘center the most marginalized,’ which abound in the academic and leftist activist circles… ‘never sat well with me’” — a profile of Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò (Georgetown) in New York Magazine
  2. “If any woman could realize Sartre’s picture of self-defining ‘man,’ Iris might have fancied her chances” — When Iris Murdoch met Jean-Paul Sartre
  3. “For better or worse, most contemporary philosophers must engage either directly or indirectly with racist philosophers” — Brandon Hogan (Howard) on how to do it better
  4. How to participate in a philosophical discussion — a guide for students by Olivia Bailey (Berkeley)
  5. The television show that introduced existentialism to to Americans — the 10-episode series, “Self-Encounter,” aired in 1961 and was hosted by Hazel Barnes
  6. “All of this applying takes an incalculable toll… Maybe we need to imagine whole new worlds where people-picking happens very differently” — Adam Mastroianni (Columbia) on the costs of, and alternatives to, all the applying for everything we all do (via The Browser)
  7. Some people think that humans matter more than non-human animals because of what we can do, or what we’re like — but, argues Jeff Sebo (NYU) this “human exceptionalism has it backwards: if anything, we increasingly have capacities-based and relationship-based grounds for prioritising nonhuman animals”

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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Gene Glotzer
4 months ago