Mini-Heap


The latest philosophy-related links from the Heap…

  1. “The best set of principles for judging whether statistics are being communicated in a trustworthy fashion come from the philosopher Onora O’Neill” — Teddy Groves (a philosophy PhD and statistician at Novo Nordisk) on transparency in political polling (via Liam Bright)
  2. The CEO of Kitu Life was feeling uneasy about the bro-culture at his firm, so he hired a philosopher to help — that philosopher is Reid Blackman, a philosophy prof-turned-“ethical risk” consultant
  3. Neuroscientists and a novelist on the nature of consciousness — a look at their recent books, in The New Yorker
  4. Best films of the 2010’s — lists from several philosophers and others
  5. “I’m very comfortable with Peter [Singer’s] way of thinking”, says Paul Simon — the singer is helping Singer promote the new edition of his book, “The Life You Can Save”
  6. “The thing that’s really key to me is that my money could do 100 times more good for other people than it did for me” — an interview with Toby Ord (Oxford), who founded Giving What We Can
  7. The landscape on which liberty and equality are depicted in opposition demands scrutiny — David Faraci and Philip Goff (Durham) on inequality and ownership of land and resources

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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