Mini-Heap


New Mini-Heap here.

  1. “The evidence points… towards there being genuine sensory changes due to learning and expertise” — Kevin Connolly (Minerva Schools KGI) on how experts perceive the world differently
  2. Dax Cowart, a man whose story became a famous example in the right-to-die literature, has died — 46 years after his doctors refused his requests to be allowed to die from severe burns he sustained
  3. An interview with legal philosophy Hillary Nye (Alberta) — come for the discussion of eliminativism about law, stay for the Hume cross-stitch
  4. Wondering how to get your students to come to office hours? — prescribe them this video (via Danielle Wenner)
  5. “When I consider each of these arguments on its own, I am convinced that it is sound. But when I consider all of them together, something strange happens. I am unable to form a belief in the theory they support” — Bart Streumer (Groningen) on general error theory
  6. An ethics bowl… for faculty — John Ellis (UC Santa Cruz) has organized an ethics bowl on future generations in which the competitors will be faculty from a variety of disciplines
  7. Should children have the right to vote? — a “no” answer may be harder to justify than you think, argues Nicolás Brando (KU Leuven)

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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