Mini-Heap


Yet another new Mini-Heap…

  1. What can we learn from auditory illusions about the relationship between mind and reality? — an especially delightful episode of Hi-Phi Nation, from Barry Lam (Vassar)
  2. How much enhancement can the self take? — Susan Schneider (Connecticut) on the philosophical issues raised by the prospects of human-AI mergers
  3. “The devised multi-disciplinary program failed to transition to a mature inter-disciplinary coherent field” — doubts about the field of cognitive science (via Evan Thompson)
  4. “The graduate students are on strike, and I have crossed picket lines to be in my office. Later today, I will cross them again to teach my class” — Agnes Callard (Chicago) on civility, Socrates, and strikes… and one of the striking graduate students responds
  5. The conditions under which “morality unseats humour” — Noël Carroll (CUNY) in The New Statesman
  6. “This is a world in which unsubstantiated opinion is treated as logical simply because those peddling this opinion know how to speak in the language of analytic philosophy––and thus don’t have to do any research” — J. Moufawad-Paul on recent discussions of trans issues in philosophy
  7. Is Trump eroding people’s respect for our Constitutional system? — David Lay Williams (DePaul) tries to figure out what he can learn from his students’ changing reactions to The Federalist Papers

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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