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Recent additions to the Heap of Links…

“Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t think they should have a lever that allows any old idiot to divert the whole group of us to Westport on a whim” — the trolley is reviewed
New: IPM Monthly – Medieval Philosophy Today — a site for news, opportunities, publication notices, profiles of philosophers, etc., related to medieval philosophy
“What I loved about the history of jazz—namely, that subtle changes to chord sequences and key changes could reframe the entire realm of possibilities for musicians in the future—was also a feature of the history of philosophy” — philosopher Andrea Pitts (UNC Charlotte) is interviewed about their life and work in philosophy, with a particular focus on social identities
What is the value of studying moral dilemmas? — an exchange between Paul Conway (Portsmouth) and Guy Kahane (Oxford)
“A great deal of harm is being done in the modern world by the belief in the virtuousness of work” — Bertrand Russell on the value of leisure and its “wise use,” in a 1932 issue of Harper’s (via The Browser). It was Russell’s 150th birthday this past Wednesday.
“If spectacular forms of white supremacy were to end tomorrow, whiteness as a structure of privilege, power and hegemony would continue” — George Yancy (Emory) on how “white-perpetrated, anti-Black murder is all too acceptable, consistent and inoffensive to the very fabric of this nation”
“Passing is not without costs: it takes a significant emotional and psychological toll, both on individuals who pass and on the friends and family they may leave behind” — Meena Krishnamurthy (Queen’s) on the “burdened virtue” of racial passing

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. Discussion welcome.

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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