Mini-Heap


The latest from the Heap… 

  1. What happens when you let AI play hide and seek? — after 390 million games, they developed some unexpected moves
  2. The reading list of John Stuart Mill, ages 3–7 — including works in English and Greek
  3. “What one finds in the classical pragmatists is a series of substantive disputes about enduring philosophical topics, including meaning, truth, knowledge, value, experience and the nature of philosophy itself” — Cheryl Misak (Toronto) and Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt) explain
  4. “The game is never really “over” and neither is his despair” — The Myth of Super Mario by Albert Camus
  5. Legal theorist Wojciech Sadurski, an outspoken critic of the Polish government, is facing legal proceedings intended to silence him — the “sue to scare” tactics of the ruling party and its hounding of Sadurksi “is a clear violation of freedom of expression under EU and ECHR law”
  6. “You must be very erudite, but not really part of the sociology of philosophy” — Justin E.H. Smith (Paris) on how “erudition is necessary for philosophy”
  7. “This analysis revises our perception of the classical interpretation of the experiment and its putative relevance to the explanation of state atrocities” — Milgram “suppresses the relative impact of the different levels of belief on obedience and defiance… Where belief in the shocks was greatest… subjects were most defiant” (via Ben Hale)

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. Discussion welcome.

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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