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Latest links…

  1. “Leopards break into the temple and drink the sacrificial vessels dry; this is repeated over and over; eventually it can be calculated in advance and becomes part of the ceremony” — Kafka’s aphorisms (via Oran Magal)
  2. “Why lotteries and not voting? The Athenians weren’t fools; they learned through bitter trials that elections are tools of elites” — Nicholas Coccoma discusses the case for abolishing elections in Boston Review
  3. The first philosophy unboxing video — Pete Mandik (William Paterson) contributes to the popular YouTube genre
  4. “It’s fine if a vindicatory strategy is question-begging, so long as it achieves a kind of explanatory unity through which mysteries are not left to linger. And I think my strategy does just that.” — Andrew Sepielli (Toronto) is interviewed about his “pragmatist quietism” in meta-ethics at 3:16AM
  5. “A Søren Kierkegaard in skirts” — Kristin Gjesdal (Temple) on how Ibsen’s “women characters play out ideas and positions on stage”
  6. 9 philosophers interviewed about “Philosophy Illustrated” — in a New Books Network podcast
  7. “It’s a commonplace among lecturers that students don’t know how to read anymore” — so what advice should we give them about how to do it better? Martin Lenz (Groningen) has some suggestions

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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