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The latest links…

 

  1. Crows are not black — reflections from Hannah Kim (Macalester) on a 200-year old passage from Park Jiwon that, focusing on what happens to be philosophers’ go-to example for induction, touches on human inattention, stereotyping, color perception, language, and learnedness
  2. “Our educational and research practices are shaped by rules, norms, and goals that are extrinsic to philosophy (and education). This strikes me as rather important to our self-understanding” — Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) on the philosophically neglected subject of “bureaucratic life” and recent writings by Liam K. Bright (LSE) and C. Thi Nguyen (Utah)
  3. “Increasingly, it seems that the key to understanding the origin and fate of the universe may be a careful accounting of these proliferating varieties of absence” — types of nothing and their role in physics
  4. Mid-century Marx — Dan Little (UM-Dearborn) on fluctuations in the attention philosophers paid to Marx from the 1930s to the 1970s
  5. “Ethics… needs to maintain its contacts with the arts and humanities” as they are “sources of moral understanding, inspirations for moral action, and teachers of the sentiments that moral life requires” — Kwame Anthony Appiah (NYU) on how “one part of the contemporary philosophical landscape – the part that has to do with ethics and politics – fits into, and does not fit into, the humanities”
  6. “Aristotle’s picture of the human good has high standards, but it also takes pains to remain realistic” — Matthew Walker (Yale-NUS) is interviewed about his work on Aristotle
  7. Philosophy to be taught in primary and secondary schools in Jordan — the Curriculum Department at the Ministry of Education says that “philosophy will be taught to equip students to develop critical thinking”

Discussion welcome.

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. 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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P D Van Pelt
28 days ago

The nous from Jordan is good. Wish I had had such opportunity when much younger.Report