The Heap of Links grows…
- “I’ve always thought I was better at helping other people think through their ideas than I was at generating new or ground-breaking things of my own. I used to be ashamed of that, but now that I’ve got students of my own, it’s one of my favourite skills to use” — Audrey Yap (Victoria) is interviewed at What Is It Like To Be A Philosopher?
- “Too often, well-intentioned calls to ‘diversify the profession’ of academia seem to be motivated by brute desires for demographic representation…. That intelligence comes in many forms suggests a better rationale” — Devin Sanchez Curry (West Virginia) on appreciating “Grandma’s metaphysics”
- Princeton has so big an endowment that it could, from now on, let in every student for free and still have at least $1.9 billion left over each year — So why don’t they? The author raises this question, but doesn’t really try to answer it, and so doesn’t seem to realize what’s to be learned from it (via The Browser)
- “The Mystery of Consciousness,” a live public philosophy discussion, took place this past summer in Liverpool — featuring Philip Goff, Laura Gow, Anil Seth, Jack Symes, Rowan Williams, and a string quartet
- “Gareth paced up and down and told me he was worrying about me a lot. I had to realise, he said, that I was extremely stupid and would need to work very hard to get any kind of degree. I wasn’t in the least offended” — Lincoln Allison (Warwick) remembers Gareth Evans, who “made intellectual activity exhilarating”
- When (and why) are some things best left to the imagination? — Jennifer Church (Vassar) considers the question
- “Young Plato,” a documentary about a headteacher in Belfast who brings philosophy into the teaching at his elementary school, will be screened in the United States — it’s “a very engaging film” according to The Guardian
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!
a heads up from u of idaho