Mini-Heap


New links of interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. “I’m willing to engage—usually, and unless people are just trolling or monstering or gaslighting or sealioning me—because that’s what philosophers do: they replace conflict with dialogue” — Sophie Grace Chappell (Open University) interviewed by Jean Kazez (SMU)
  2. “Dear Miss Arendt…” — a 1975 note from Joe Biden to Hannah Arendt (via @Helenreflects on Twitter)
  3. “The data support something that could be referred to as rationalist pessimism: rationality is real, but rare” — Hanno Sauer (Utrecht) argues that attacks on human rationality from social psychology and behavioral economics aren’t as devastating as some believe
  4. A discussion of quantum spacetime, “the idea that our familiar spacetime might be actually emergent from some complex quantum mechanical system” — with Sean Carroll (Caltech) and Siddharth Muthukrishnan (Pitt), on “Natural Philosophers”
  5. Epistemic corruption by YouTube algorithm — Fabio Tollon (Bielefeld) on autoplay, conspiratorial content, bottom-up seduction, and a murder
  6. 20 philosophers on the pandemic — in the new—and open access—issue of The Philosophers’ Magazine
  7. “In the current activities of police and law enforcement, we can see the seeds of the response to climate crises” — Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò (Georgetown) explains

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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