Mini-Heap


Time passes, the Heap of Links grows, and a new Mini-Heap is born:

  1. Michael Cohen said Trump used “code” to direct him to lie— but a little philosophy of language can explain why that’s not correct, as Jennifer Saul (Sheffield) explains
  2. Smarter parts don’t necessarily make for a smarter whole— the counterintuitive science of systems
  3. Does merit deserve a place in our political and moral thought?— Thomas Mulligan (Georgetown), Jo Littler (City University of London), Stephen McNamee (UNC Wilmington), and Christopher Paul (Seattle) discuss it on ABC’s “Future Tense”
  4. A good comedian faces the darkness, knows what she’s talking about, and preserves the “eternal balance of shitposting and snowflakery”— Natalie Wynn does some philosophy of comedy
  5. University of California system cancels its multi-million dollar subscriptions to Elsevier journals because of disputes over open-access.— “UC has been pushing for a so-called read-and-publish deal with the company, which would offset the cost of open access publishing against the cost of access to subscription content”
  6. Joint know-how: an overlooked part of the story of human evolution?— Jonathan Birch (LSE) explains
  7. “I have to admit that one of the best parts of philosophy conferences is being corrected”— Landon D.C. Elkind (Iowa) finds his inner Socrates

Mini-Heap posts appear when 7 or so 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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