Mini-Heap


New links of interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. “If one is sure there is no loving God, there is a pretty decent argument against doing philosophy” — Alexander Pruss (Baylor) on the relation between the true and the beneficial
  2. “The world, independent of our input, does not settle how confident we must be in our claims before we may rationally accept them for purposes of making a decision” — Richard Bradley and Liam Kofi Bright (LSE) on COVID-19 immunity testing
  3. Scientific understanding, the use of deep learning in neuroscience, and the computational theory of mind — Mazviita Chirimuuta (Pittsburgh) on the Brain Inspired podcast
  4. A new program supporting early career scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences — the “Emerging Voices” Fellowship from the ACLS
  5. The Bleeding Heart Libertarians blog says farewell — “the variety of libertarian and classical liberal views within the academy has become better known”
  6. A philosophical conversation on COVID-19 — with Alec Walen (Rutgers), Sophia Moreau (Toronto), and Christian Barry (ANU)
  7. In praise of aphorisms — in their interpretation is an invitation for the readers to engage in their own philosophical enterprise – to do philosophy themselves

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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