Mini-Heap


New Mini-Heap…

  1. “Psychology is an indeterministic science, and many self-proclaimed naturalists in the philosophy of mind are statistical illiterates. Without an understanding of the relevant statistical evidence, confirmation bias is a real risk.” — an interview with Mark Kalderon (UCL)
  2. Is it possible to overdo democracy? — Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt) discusses why the answer is yes on the Democracy Works podcast
  3. The search for the part of the brain that is “the seat of consciousness” — lessons from the study of the claustrum
  4. The new Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Australasia (UPJA) has just published its inaugural issue — it’s the first undergraduate philosophy journal run by students from the Australasian region
  5. Cambridge University Press is offering free access to some of the articles and chapters it published this past year — check out their “Philosophy Highlights” (via Andy Lamey)
  6. “Silicon Valley’s vigorous promotion of ‘ethical AI’ has constituted a strategic lobbying effort, one that has enrolled academia to legitimize itself” — the author asserts that “the majority of well-funded work on ‘ethical AI’ is aligned with the tech lobby’s agenda”
  7. Philosophy job market wiki — incomplete and possibly misleading, but some people believe its existence is better than the nothing they often hear from hiring departments

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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