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.
- M. C. Hammer named inaugural winner of the American Philosophical Association’s “Celebrity Philosopher of the Year” Award — The award includes a $100 prize
- “Some examined lives also not worth living” — a new finding in experimental philosophy
- 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.
- 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
- “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”
- Trolley manufacturer announces lawsuit — Oxford Review, the Foot estate, and others are among those accused of defamation
- 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!