Mini-Heap


Here’s the latest edition of Mini-Heap—10 recent items from the frequently updated Heap of Links. Feel free to discuss.

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.

  1. “Children need to learn the value of thoughtful disagreement” — on the value of disagreement done well
  2. “It was rather like when I was a smoker. I accepted the evidence… and always had the sense that one day I would give up. But I kept delaying the inevitable.” — Ray Monk on going cold tofurkey
  3. Varieties of time travel — in assorted works of fiction (via Kottke)
  4. Philosophers on the collective action problem of tax competition — Danielle Wenner and Kevin Zollman (CMU) in the NYT (via LKB)
  5. Have you heard The Pansychist? — it’s a philosophy podcast out of the UK with over 35,000 listeners a week
  6. The humor in Wittgenstein’s philosophy — by David Egan (Hunter College)
  7. Do’s and don’ts for the “personal statement” part of your philosophy grad school application — from Geoff Pynn (NIU)
  8. Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to Sophia, a robot, raising questions & concerns — the robot seems to have rights that human women in Saudi Arabia do not
  9. The Oxford Philosophy Festival includes a kind of “speed dating” event, but not for dating — it’s later this month
  10. Altruism in nature — the start of a short series of posts by Jonathan Birch (LSE) on the biology of cooperation

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