Mini-Heap


Recent additions to the Heap…

 

Discussion welcome.

  1. “Limiting virtues [are] virtues that constrain us in order to set us free” — Sara Hendren (Northeastern), inspired by David McPherson (Creighton) looks for limiting virtues in architecture
  2. “It is not only false but morally misleading to describe the resulting civilian deaths as ‘unintentional’ or as what ‘happens in war’” — Jessica Wolfendale (Case Western) on the tools and tactics used in Gaza by Israel’s military
  3. “Both were analytical philosophers, but their intellectual frameworks and their philosophical approaches were markedly different” — Dan Little (UM-Dearborn) on Popper and Parfit
  4. “Take the concept, stand-up comedy”—please — Kieran Setiya (MIT) on defining stand-up
  5. El Salvador seeks philosophers (and doctors, scientists, engineers, artists, and others) — the nation’s president has offered 5000 free passports along with tax benefits to those answering his call
  6. “He has awakened us to the background practices in our culture, and revealed to us that they have no necessity, which offers us a kind of freedom we may not have recognized” — Mark Ralkowski (GWU) on the philosophy of Larry David
  7. “I think [NASA’s] requirements are closing the astronaut program off from important insights from the humanities and social sciences” — a philosophy PhD and US Air Force officer on why we should send philosophers into space

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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