Home Daily Nous Features Mini-Heap By Justin Weinberg. October 9, 2017 at 7:15 am 0 Here’s the latest Mini-Heap: 10 recent items from the frequently updated Heap of Links, collected and numbered for your convenience. Have at ’em. As usual, if you have suggestions for the Heap, please send ’em in. Conflicting aims in end-of-life care — and an argument for assisted suicide, from Frances Kamm at Boston Review How elite are the backgrounds of philosophers, in comparison to other academics? — Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside) presents some data “If we want to do democracy right, we need sometimes to do something else entirely” — words of wisdom from Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt) “There is great reluctance to recognize how much needs to be done to reconstruct ethically adequate standards for communication” — Onora O’Neill on technology and communication, in The Washington Post “If we cannot choose which theory is correct based on the empirical results, what can help us?” — Valia Allori (Northern Illinois) assesses the gravity of the problem If there are “creatures that know what they are doing but do not know why” — the orthodox view in philosophy of action is wrong How to make good use of political polarization — experimentation via contests Philosophers discuss Blade Runner — in Smithsonian Magazine We’re not living in a computer simulation, scientists conclude — “just storing information about a couple of hundred electrons would require a computer memory that would physically require more atoms than exist in the universe.” (Not so fast, scientists ↑ ) There are no comments Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Please wait while you are being authenticated...Comment Name * Email * Website Participate in this conversation via emailPlease enter an e-mail address Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox.