Mini-Heap


Mini-Heap: the latest batch of philosophy-related links…

  1. The secret philosophers of Silicon Valley — “Greater transparency about the work philosophers do for tech companies would help convince skeptics and cynics about Silicon Valley’s willingness to listen and adapt”
  2. A philosophy professor just ended a six year stint teaching philosophy of science to Tibetan monks — David Henderson (Nebraska) provided the monks with “an important bridge to connect their spiritual background and modern science”
  3. Sparkle-pooping unicorns and other future moral problems — imagining the ethical quandaries of bioprinting technology
  4. To vote well involves voting as an informed voter would, which you can now do without bothering to become an informed voter — Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij (Birkbeck) explains
  5. Marie and Otto Neurath developed a pictographic language to “educate children through visual icons and visible chains of reasoning” — and Marie Neurath led a team that produced over 80 children’s books, many about science, now on display at London’s House of Illustration
  6. Revise & Resubmit: a guide — by David McCarthy (Hong Kong), at The Philosophers’ Cocoon
  7. “When we’re looking for a spouse or friend, we strongly prefer deontologists, viewing them as more moral and trustworthy than consequentialists” — a conversation with neuroscientist Molly Crockett, who studies how we perceive different kinds of moral agents

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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