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Recent links…

Discussion welcome.

  1. “When Tisias took the floor, he contradicted Corax point for point. But he did so, quite remarkably, by using [Corax’s] same argument, altering nothing” — Robin Reames (Univ. Illinois, Chicago) on sophist “antilogic” (via Paul Wilson)
  2. “Many of the challenges that I have encountered while working in philosophy are related to autism” — an interview with Amelia Hicks, philosophy professor at Kansas State and co-host of the Neurodiving podcast
  3. “Reading literature might often be identificational… while reading philosophy is often adversarial” — Martin Lenz (Groningen) discusses philosophy and different kinds of reading experiences
  4. How to be a good guest on a podcast — advice from Paul Bloom (Yale), who has done it many times
  5. “Philosophy seeds new concepts, novel understandings… Philosophical argument serves more to nurture these concepts and give them life than to establish theorems critics can’t dispute” — if philosophy is a kind of self-help, what kind of help is it? Reflections from Kieran Setiya (MIT)
  6. “The freedom to act and think rationally, not dogmatically, is by far Spinoza’s greatest legacy” — Ian Buruma on how Spinoza speaks to today’s issues (NYT)
  7. “All the objections to harm reduction [measures in addressing drug addiction and dependency] end up being indefensible… but they’re interesting to explore” — a conversation with Travis Rieder (Hopkins) on his experience with, and research about, opioid dependency

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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