Mini-Heap


A Mini-Heap for the weekend…

  1. “Dad, do you know where my sunglasses are?” “No, do you know where my dad glasses are? If you find them, give them to someone whose eyes have not yet forsaken the noxious tedium that surrounds us all.” — more nihilist dad jokes from Alex Baia
  2. “In a future dominated by driverless cars, moral texture will erode away in favor of a rigid ethical framework.” — subtlety, relativism, and moral machines, discussed in The New Yorker
  3. Frank Ramsey’s rebellion against Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle — Cheryl Misak (Toronto) on the the importance of the “subjective side” to philosophy
  4. Addressing hermeneutic injustice “is about ensuring that epistemic barriers are not in place for individuals themselves to understand and articulate their experiences, and to self-advocate” — how philosophers are working to improve the treatment of the mentally ill
  5. Erik Olin Wright, influential sociologist and theorist of “real utopias”, has died — an appreciation at Dissent, and reflections on Wright by Harry Brighouse (Wisconsin) at Crooked Timber
  6. “Suppose that I could look into a crystal ball and see myself twenty or forty years after the decision to go to college or emigrate or get married or have children. What do I look for to check whether the undertaking was a success?’ — Agnes Callard (Chicago) on making big decisions
  7. When Socrates chatted with the Marie Kondo of ancient Greece — is there something to be learned about today’s fad of “the life-changing magic of tidying up”?

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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