Mini-Heap


Here’s a new Mini-Heap.

  1. “How, then, do corporate executives—who, through manipulation and deception, sell products they know to be potentially lethal—differ morally from ordinary murderers?” — Jeff McMahan (Oxford) on this and related questions
  2. “One can wonder whether the next generation of young people will be as focused on and obsessed with discussion as their predecessors were between 1950 and 2000” — Jürgen Habermas turns 90, and Raymond Geuss reflects critically on his legacy
  3. A history study using machine learning vindicates… Hegel? — “many events that will one day be viewed as historic attract little attention at the time” (from the abstract linked to in the article)
  4. “How much does it matter that our future is biological?” — an interview with David Chalmers (NYU) in the NYT
  5. The Symposia on Gender, Race, and Philosophy has a new website — and a new editorial team
  6. An internet radio station churning through nearly 900 episodes of some of the best philosophy podcasts, playing them on continuous shuffle — created by Kelly Truelove
  7. “The thing that I learned from philosophy was an ability to articulate theories crisply, which led to an ability to express crisp theories of human nature, which aligns with some of the most interesting things around” — an interview with tech entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman, who has an MA in philosophy, in the NYT (via Eddy Nahmias)

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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