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New links of interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. Am I the Asshole? — a profile of Reddit’s large & well-run popular forum for everyday moral reasoning (with commentary from Pamela Hieronymi and T.M. Scanlon)
  2. “The complication of analytic philosophy arises from the attempt to be as precise as possible, whereas the complication for Derrida is the result of meticulously trying to avoid being more precise than is possible” — Should analytic philosophers reconsider Derrida?
  3. “The sad truth is that even if each individual’s choice is rational, it can lead the collective to some undesirable places” — policy failures have made it rational for individuals to accept more risk rather than isolate themselves, says Tyler Cowen (GMU)
  4. Want to blog about public philosophy? — The Blog of the APA is looking for a public philosophy editor
  5. “We don’t presently know of any compelling arguments that language models are incapable of achieving language understanding” — linguist Christopher Potts (Stanford) with philosophical reflections on GPT-3 (via Robert Long)
  6. Philosophical razors — a list at Wikipedia
  7. The “Gender/Sex Disparities in COVID-19 Outcomes” teaching resource and toolkit — from the GenderSci Lab (Harvard), for use in intro-level gender studies, feminist philosophy, philosophy of science, feminist science studies, health sciences, & similar courses

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.

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