Here’s the latest Mini-Heap: 10 recent items from the frequently updated Heap of Links, collected and numbered for your convenience. 

As usual, if you have suggestions for the Heap, please send ’em in.

  1. Should we redefine statistical significance? — philosophers take up the question at The Brains Blog
  2. One of Richard Rorty’s last interviews — it aired live on KZSU in November, 2005
  3. Bharath Vallabha has a new blog — “Cosmic Awareness”
  4. Mill’s search for a source of joy “that could survive the unbearable goodness of the world he sought to achieve” — he found it in the “capacity to be moved by beauty,” says Adam Etinson (St. Andrews)
  5. Thinking of starting a philosophy blog? — read this first
  6. “Some philosophers seek the Truth but others choose Dare” — different approaches to philosophical disagreement
  7. Libertarianism as if black liberty matters — thoughts on racism, freedom, and U.S. politics from Jacob Levy (McGill)
  8. The moral problems of driverless cars (and trolleys, etc.) — a whole episode of Radiolab on them
  9. The philosophical issues in Star Trek — how Star Trek really did “boldly go where no show has gone before”
  10. In response to your “concerns” about our current open-plan creative campus, we are pleased to announce our new building — a towering panopticon à la Jeremy Bentham’s eighteenth-century vision of utilitarian corporate efficiency!
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