Mini-Heap


Another day, another mini-heap of links for you to check out.

  1. Why we need more science and philosophy books for children and teenagers — a brief from Massimo Pigliucci (CUNY), who is currently co-authoring a graphic novel-style philosophy book
  2. Ethics blog PEA Soup will begin awarding various prizes to its contributors — some will be offered on an annual basis, others quarterly
  3. “Almost every paragraph of the chapter contains at least one misleading claim, problematic quote, false assertion, or selective presentation of the evidence” — an expert on existential threats writes a detailed and informative critique of Steven Pinker’s take on the subject that’s fascinating in myriad ways (via Eric Schliesser)
  4. A play, a song, and now a mini-opera based on “the doomed relationship of the great David Hume and society beauty Nancy Ord” — you can catch a new production of the play this coming weekend if you happen to be in Edinburgh
  5. “For each relevant submitted article, create a prediction market estimating its chance of replication, and use that estimate as one factor in deciding whether to publish that article” — an opportunity to contribute to an experiment in improving editorial decision-making
  6. Who stabbed Spinoza? And why? — Steven Nadler (Wisconsin) investigates
  7. “Wynn has managed the remarkable feat of bringing the spirit of Socratic dialogue to one of the most vicious battlefields of the online culture wars.” — Natalie Wynn, the philosophy-student-turned-YouTube-sensation, is profiled in The Atlantic

Mini-Heap posts appear when about 7 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.

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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