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.
If you have suggestions for the Heap of Links, please send ’em in.
- A brief history of beauty (via Aesthetics for Birds)
- How to answer the “parasite” objection to a universal basic income — Hillel Steiner (Manchester) at the relatively new site “Know It Wall”
- Russell Brand discusses philosophy with Simon Critchley (New School) — on Brand’s “Under The Skin” show
- “I think of the laws of any country as akin to the formal rules in a game like soccer or tennis” — an interview on sports and philosophy with David Papineau (KCL)
- “Dangerous Ideas”: a humanities course — co-created by philosopher Debra Satz (Stanford)
- “Nature itself is non-local” — Eddy Chen & Isaac Wilhelm (Rutgers) use an antalogy to explain a puzzle in quantum mechanics
- “I now wish that I had strived for a proper liberal arts education” — leading Silicon Valley engineer worries that she and other techies “haven’t spent anywhere near enough time thinking about these larger questions of what it is that we are building”
- Emerging technologies for treating mental illness are a form of “mind control” — raising questions that an interdisciplinary team of philosophers, psychologists, and engineers are taking up
- These philosophers are doing their part to keep philosophy cool (via Colin Ruloff)
- The philosophical French president — he studied under Ricoeur (via John McCumber)
this can’t bode well for red state public universities:
The Interdisciplinary Studies Centre in the School of Philosophy and Art History has been teaching a “Dangerous Ideas” module for a few years now.
Sorry, forgot to say: at the University of EssexReport