Mini-Heap


A new Mini-Heap…

  1. The way out of real-world collective action problems begins with understanding the “unruly relationship” between individual and political agency — Matthew Noah Smith (Northeastern) on trust, costly signals, structural change, and the future of the planet
  2. Public philosopher reads Shakespeare live on Twitch for charity — Oliver Thorne of the popular PhilosophyTube channel has raised nearly $100,000 in 3 days for Samaritans UK
  3. A philosopher’s gorgeous rainforest glass house — with rooftop terrace “to read and smoke a cigar looking at the stars” (via Simon C. May)
  4. Is all of philosophy politicized? That depends on what we mean by “politicized” — Oliver Traldi (ND) makes some distinctions
  5. Neurathian unity of science + realism about normativity = all philosophy is political — Liam Kofi Bright (LSE) on the question of philosophy’s politicization
  6. Only 0.13% of education articles published in the field’s top 100 journals are replications — education scholars worry the field’s focus on novelty discourages work needed to legitimate its research
  7. “In a wide variety of situations it’s impossible to make fair predictions” — Cosmo Grant (MIT) walks the reader through a way to think about and test for how fairness in predictive algorithms

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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