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name“>“Solving ‘pipeline’ and institutional culture problems requires creativity, long-term culture building, and sometimes will require creating brand new things out of nothing”— Alex Guerrero (Rutgers) on something his recently retired colleague, Howard McGary, created
A detailed report on whether British Columbia should adopt a universal basic income makes use of the works of several philosophers— you can read the full report and a summary here (via Stephen Tweedale)
“What always fascinated me about historical studies… was the fact that one learns as much about oneself as about the past”— Martin Lenz (Groningen) brings this lesson to bear on the teaching of Medieval philosophy
“Faculty that are well-liked by students—and thus likely prized by university administrators—and considered to be easy have particularly pernicious effects on subsequent student performance”— new research finds that “teaching to the test” boosts subsequent student perfoemance (via MR)
The host of Philosophy Tube, a public philosophy show on YouTube with over 800,000 followers, comes out as a trans woman— Abigail Thorn discusses it in her latest episode of the show
The annual Brooklyn Night of Ideas, featuring philosophical discussions, readings, and music performances took place online this year— if you missed it, you can view it at this link
“While non-traditional, non-mainstream views are instantly recognized as views… the opinionated or perspectival character of conventional views often goes unnoticed”— an interview with David Detmer (Purdue Univ. Northwest)
New additions to the Heap of Links…
Mini-Heap posts usually appear when 7 or so 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. Discussion welcome.