Mini-Heap


Monday Mini-Heap…

  1. When the question, “do running backs matter in the NFL today?” comes up, ask an expert… on what matters — philosopher Erin Tarver (Emory) is interviewed at Slate about football’s “hottest profound question” (via Owen Schaefer)
  2. How we might end up killing ourselves with AI — Susan Schneider (Connecticut) on replacing brains with tech
  3. Artisanal ethics — the customer is not always right—especially when it comes to coffee, says Matt Strohl (University of Montana, Missoula)
  4. “It can be hard to make a causal claim connecting speech and action, between nasty discourse and harms that go beyond the social or psychological” — but “there is a case to be made,” argues Lynne Tirrell (Connecticut) in The Guardian
  5. Is there academic tenure in the UK? — answers from Michael Otsuka (LSE)
  6. Brainjacking, personality changes, and other risks of deep brain stimulation — Jonathan Pugh (Oxford) discusses a range of ethical issues raised by the increasingly used technology
  7. Aesthetic tribalism: “It’s bad for us aesthetically. It’s bad for us generally. And we can do something about it.” — commentary from Dominic McIver Lopes (UBC)

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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