Another Mini-Heap

Mini-Heap posts usually appear when 7 or so new items accumulate in the Heap of Links, the collection of items from around the web that may be of interest to philosophers. Discussion welcome.

  1. M. C. Hammer named inaugural winner of the American Philosophical Association’s “Celebrity Philosopher of the Year” Award — The award includes a $100 prize
  2. “Some examined lives also not worth living” — a new finding in experimental philosophy
  3. New ranking of philosophy graduate programs by total number of Twitter followers their faculty have — It is now the most influential ranking of philosophy graduate programs, according to Twitter.
  4. A manuscript of a previously unknown dialogue by Plato was discovered among a collection of artifacts in Greece — Set just after The Phaedo, the dialogue features Euthyphro complaining of the time Socrates “canceled” him
  5. “Why I Am Leaving Philosophy” — a young philosopher explains her decision: “basically, I just wanted to be able to make a decent living and choose where to live — you know, normal stuff like that”
  6. Trolley manufacturer announces lawsuitOxford Review, the Foot estate, and others are among those accused of defamation
  7. Editors of established philosophy journals report a recent increase in average quality of submissions — trend correlated with first call for papers from The Journal of Controversial Ideas.

Yet more for the Heap…
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!