Mini-Heap


New links…

  1. Video interviews with philosophers, including Elizabeth Anderson, Elizabeth Barnes, David Boonin, and a dozen others –conducted by Simon Cushing (Univ. of Michigan – Flint)
  2. Philosophy of vigilantism, moral ecologies, why we should annihilate our enemies, and more — in the latest issue of the open-access Washington University Review of Philosophy, focused on war and violence
  3. “The demand that philosophy be personally helpful… sounds wrongheaded to someone with the training of a mainstream contemporary philosopher” — Helena de Bres (Wellesley) begins a series of essays on academic philosophy’s relevance to life
  4. How to read philosophy — a guide you might consider sharing with students and others new to philosophy, by Charlie Huenemann (Utah State)
  5. “We’ve got to resist this idea that the problem can be identified as some set of students or some particular ideology” — Teresa Bejan (Oxford), Agnes Bolinska (South Carolina), Janice Chik (Ave Maria), Francisco Gallegos (Wake Forest) and others are interviewed about a program on “teaching civil discourse”
  6. “I’m skeptical… that the dying have good advice for the living. We seem to have, at best, pretty empty advice that you’ve seen elsewhere already. At worst, it’s actively bad advice for anyone who isn’t dying soon” — Jesse S. Summers (Duke) on what he has learned from having cancer
  7. Meta-analysis finds that trigger warnings, contra both their advocates and detractors, have almost no effect — results indicate they have “no effect on affective responses to negative material nor on educational outcomes” and “no effect on engagement with material, or… increase engagement with negative material under specific circumstances”

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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