Mini-Heap


Here’s the latest Mini-Heap—10 recent items of interest to philosophers (and others interested in philosophy) from the Daily Nous Heap of Links.

(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. “The photographs in the exhibition are powerful expressions of that ‘strange heart’, of Parfit’s highly distinctive intellectual and aesthetic temperament” — a review of an exhibit of Parfit’s photographs
  2. Experimental philosophy: its various research programs, criticisms, and defenses — a useful overview
  3. Using fMRI on brains to detect happiness — why that’s a bad idea
  4. The Boston Public Library has put high-res, zoomable scans of its collection of M.C. Escher prints online — The detail. Woah.
  5. “Can we intend to be misinterpreted?” and other interesting questions about language — an interview with Peter Pagin (Stockholm)
  6. “We should never feel that we have reached that point in life where we no longer have the responsibility to ask questions and then pursue answers” — 81-year-old John Voelpel just earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of South Florida
  7. How to explain the value of citations to your students — from Dan Martin (Central Florida)
  8. The role of imagination in eating, drinking, tasting — Aaron Meskin (Leeds) thinks it involves “cognitive penetration”
  9. So maybe Wittgenstein didn’t invent the emoji — Landon D.C. Elkind (Iowa) sets the record straight
  10. A new tool: search the websites of philosophers with over 1000 followers on Twitter — from TrueSciPhi

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