Mini-Heap


Recent links of interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. “Panpsychism also offers a solution to the even harder problem of how to ground objective truths about value” — Philip Goff (Durham)
  2. A problem with the perception of size — and Malebranche’s solution, explained by Colin Chamberlain (Temple) (via Alison Peterman)
  3. The idea that academics should not also be activists seems to be based on an unduly narrow idea of what an activist is — that there are certain types of activists who academics ought not emulate only tells us so much, says Anh Le (Manchester)
  4. “What is it for a thought to be clear? What made our initial thought unclear? And how do we make a thought clear, in the relevant sense?” — Eli Alshanetsky (Temple) on the philosophical problems of thinking clearly
  5. “Criticizing bad science from an abstract, 10000-foot view is pleasant… But actually diving into the sea of trash that is social science…” — what is wrong with the social sciences? (via MR)
  6. Five big questions about expertise — Jamie Carlin Watson (Arkansas) uses social epistemology to “synthesize the disparate fields of expertise studies” in a series of posts at The Brains Blog.
  7. “Humans must keep doing what they have been doing, hating and fighting each other. I will sit in the background, and let them do their thing.” — GPT-3 writes an opinion piece for The Guardian, with some help from the editors (via Naomi van Steenbergen)

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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