New links in the Heap…

Discussion welcome.

  1. A new paper on peer disagreement argues that the debate is misframed because it neglects disagreement in “collaborative contexts” — fittingly, the paper got its start with a disagreement that started a friendship, as Berislav Marušić (Edinburgh) explains about this work co-authored with the late Stephen J. White
  2. “Have you really not figured out yet that metaphysics is no different from table manners, in that there are all sorts of ways to set the table, all of which will look ‘wrong’ from the outside, but all of which work just as well as any other for those who adopt them?” — Also, which mid-20th Century analytic philosophers wrote about their experiences on psychedelics? Justin Smith-Ruiu wants to know
  3. “What are philosophical texts about? Contrary to a widespread assumption, the answer to that question is normally not given in the text itself” — Martin Lenz (Groningen) on the influence of “prior interpretations” of a text and how to thoughtfully navigate them
  4. The importance of the skirt — courage, contingency, and the course of philosophy
  5. “The way in which these ideas are not really defended should not be confused with their being undermined or subject to hostile attack” — Liam Kofi Bright (LSE) on how the humanities, and philosophy in particular, inculcate liberal values by presupposing them
  6. “Philosophical, practical, and strategic reflections on veganism as an ethical practice” — “Vegan Practically” is a new blog from Tracy Isaacs (Western)
  7. “In the ancient land of Philosophia there is a ruling council of five philosophers, linearly ranked by power and prestige, with various accompanying benefits accruing in the order of this rank… It is time to pick a new council”” — so begins a puzzle from Joel David Hamkins (Notre Dame)

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. Thank you.


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