Here’s a new installment of the Mini-Heap.


  1. Some people think that to understand consciousness we need a very detailed map of the brain — scientists are now using artificial intelligence to help produce that map
  2. “Unsettling our conceptions of sex and gender… can be part of the solution to gendered… disparities” — Georgia Warnke (UC Riverside) on the definition of “woman”
  3. Roger Scruton remarks on a “Soros Empire”, Muslim invasions, and the Chinese — and loses his government position as Chairman of the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission*
  4. Psychology Today has launched a new blog on science and philosophy — run by Walter Veit (Bristol), it features essays and interviews
  5. Presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks philosophy — in an interview with Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame) (via Michael Morrisey)
  6. Certain Doubts, an epistemology-focused blog that has been running for nearly 15 years, is coming to an end — Jon Kvanvig (Washington U. St. Louis) makes some farewell remarks
  7. Campus racial incidents — the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education maintains a page listing them

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!

* The original wording of this entry was insufficiently neutral about the nature of Scruton’s remarks, given concerns (expressed in the comments) that some of them were taken out of context.


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