Here’s the latest Mini-Heap: 10 recent items from the frequently updated Heap of Links, collected in a post for your perusal and discussion.

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  1. Philosophy is solved — by freshman philosophy student (EC)
  2. “Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off” — and even if you think you’re paying it no attention
  3. Derrida and analytic philosophy — does “Derrida undermine… the ground beneath the projects analytic metaphysicians pursue”?
  4. What it’s like to chair a philosophy department — reflections from Ronald Sundstrom (San Francisco)
  5. Schopenhauer has a bad flight (via Micah Bailey)
  6. On seeing a color you couldn’t imagine before — Neil Sinhababu (NUS) tries on color-correction glasses
  7. What it is like to be a philosopher consulting for a tv sitcom — a discussion with Todd May (Clemson) about his work with the creators of “The Good Place”
  8. The Institute for Art and Ideas offers several free online courses taught by philosophers — the latest is “Evidence and Ideology” with Nancy Cartwright (Durham, UCSD)
  9. A defense of majoring in philosophy — in The Washington Post
  10. Is the “open-endedness” of modern life a problem to be solved? — Patricia Marino (Waterloo) raises the question
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