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Mini-Heap

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Another day, another Mini-Heap…

  1. “Know thyself”. Sure. But how do the 140 or so other Delphic maxims fare? — Charlie Huenemann (Utah State) on which may still serve us today (also here)
  2. A first edition of Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations” is going up for auction — it is expected to sell for over $65,000
  3. The epistemic advantage of being susceptible to confusion — a human quality that’s difficult to build into artificial intelligence
  4. Where Friedrich Nietzsche meets Virginia Woolf — philosophy of time through dance, happening this weekend
  5. “Should we get lobsters high on marijuana? Let’s ask a philosopher” said no one — until the other day.
  6. More tricks for teaching Aristotle — from Adriel Trott (Wabash)
  7. Great Grannie’s pie, the stolen watch, the drowning child, and the imperialist queen — misleading metaphors in philosophical work on global justice
  8. Philosophizing about animals, women, the disabled, and prisoners — an interview with Lori Gruen (Wesleyan)
  9. Students, take that philosophy course — the president of Johns Hopkins makes a case for the humanities in the Washington Post
  10. “The Trolley Problem is not a problem or a puzzle to be solved.” — how a philosophy professor responds to students who want to know what its solution is

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Mini-Heap

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Welcome to the latest edition of Mini-Heap.

  1. To know the answers to many philosophical questions, “one must gain knowledge about metaphysical possibilities and necessities” — and “we typically cannot,” argues Edouard Machery (Pitt), guest blogging at Brains this week
  2. On humility, kindness, and professionalism — in academic philosophy
  3. Newly found, heretofore unpublished fragments of Husserl—or Heidegger? — (via Sebastian Luft)
  4. How one professor teaches students to ask philosophical questions of complicated texts — and gets them to do the reading, too
  5. Can today’s musicians sell out? — six philosophers consider the question
  6. “Good parenting is not about providing as much advantage for your kid as you can harness” — Gina Schouten (Harvard) on tradeoffs in parenthood
  7. “You cannot understand Paleolithic cave art if you have not seen it in situ… the works gain their sense from their milieu.” — Justin E. H. Smith (University of Paris, Diderot) on the meaning of cave art
  8. What is to be made of Mill’s distinction between higher and lower pleasures? — “what matters is how we enjoy them,” argues Julian Baggini
  9. On the prospects for “real, open conversation” in philosophy on trans issues — Asia Ferrin (American U.) takes a look at recent exchanges
  10. A list of known sexual harassers in academia — the database is limited to cases in which there is “an institutional finding of some sort of sexual misconduct,” says its creator, Julie Libarkin (MSU)

Mini-Heap posts appear when about 10 new items accumulate in the Heap of Links, the ever-growing 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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Links 9/18/18

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