Mini-Heap


Recent additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. When is the conjunction fallacy not really a fallacy? — to answer this, keep in mind there’s sometimes a tradeoff between being “accurate” and being “informative”, says Kevin Dorst & Matt Mandelkern (Oxford)
  2. “Games are a part of an under-respected, and under-theorized, category of art — what I call the arts of action” — C. Thi Nguyen (Utah) on the philosophy of games
  3. Even when we’ve “engaged seriously with the other side’s arguments… we make mistakes that we can’t correct by sincere engagement with opposing viewpoints” — “I think this happens a lot in philosophy,” says David Christensen (Brown) in an interview all about disagreement
  4. “Anyone with Hume’s intelligence would recognise the enormity of slavery. But Hume sought to benefit from it.” — Felix Waldmann (Cambridge) on Hume’s connections to slavery
  5. How can mathematics inform philosophical inquiries? — Silvia Jonas (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy) takes up that question and others
  6. Philosophers in non-academic careers — a new series at the Blog of the APA
  7. “How do we respond to linguistic and stylistic diversity?” — Martin Lenz (Groningen) on language, diversity, and teaching

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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