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  1. You might not have heard the philosophy lectures of Michael Sugrue, who died recently, but hundreds of thousands of others have — “The type of professor you’d ditch class to go and listen to,” says one YouTube commenter
  2. “Liberalism is the broad tradition that may well underlie who so many of us are in all walks of life, from family to the workplace, from friendship to enmity, from humor to outrage, and everything in between” — an interview with Alexandre Lefebvre (Sydney), who is against mere “political” liberalism
  3. “I have sought a clearer view of the connections, logical and causal, between stimulation, language, and the natural world that language purports to describe” — from a letter from W.V.O. Quine to photographer Steve Pyke; one of a few “relics of the process” of Quine’s photo session
  4. “People without PhDs can contribute meaningfully to philosophy” — Sam Woolfe, a freelance writer and author of a book on the philosophy of psychedelics, is interviewed by Cliff Sosis at What Is It Like To Be a Philosopher?
  5. “If you always make every possible decision, that does seem to severely undermine the sense in which you are exercising any meaningful kind of choice” — several philosophers interviewed for a Scientific American article on the strong determinism of Eddy Keming Chen (UCSD). (Quote from Emily Adlam)
  6. “Philosophising in…” now has a podcast — the interview series explores the philosophical richness of lesser-studied languages from across the world
  7. “We (both philosophy and society at large) need more practical philosophers like Peter Singer, who draw upon a deep understanding of systematic theorizing in order to productively critique common moral assumptions” — Richard Yetter Chappell (Miami) reflects on the career of Peter Singer

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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Ronnie hHawkins
Ronnie hHawkins
27 days ago

I want to comment in praise of Michael Sugrue. His videos really energized my classes in existentialism!

Jason Chen
26 days ago

Here’s my interview with Julian Savulescu about human enhancement. https://youtu.be/b7gMvVEi9ME