Here’s yet another installment of Mini-Heap—10 recent items from the Daily Nous Heap of Links, our regularly updated list of material from around the web of possible interest to philosophers.

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.

Discussion welcome.

  1. Possible worlds, impossible worlds, and whether some things do not exist — an interview with Franz Berto (Amsterdam)
  2. Recent changes at the journal Nietzsche-Studien — including new editors and advisory board members
  3. “The podcast that gets philosophical about everything” — a conversation-based philosophy podcast from Dustyn Addington (U. Washington) & Whitney Johnson
  4. “The world’s top expert on impostor syndrome…” (xkcd)
  5. New “women in philosophy” posters — from the APA
  6. “The most common explanation was that they believed the person they’d given the electric shocks to… hadn’t really been harmed” — an analysis of interviews conducted right after Milgram’s famous experiment raise questions about its lessons
  7. “Although we are drowning in bullshit, cleaning up the mess doesn’t require Herculean labor.” — Philip Kitcher (Columbia) on the varieties of bullshit in current politics and what to do about it
  8. “There is something quintessentially human about nonsensical conversations” — something we shouldn’t forget when developing the linguistic capacities of artificial intelligence, says Mariana Lin
  9. “Where there is natural talk of right and wrong actions, there is also talk of good people and assholes. You don’t have to be a virtue ethicist to be interested in these things” — Nomy Arpaly (Brown) on Aristotle, cool dudes, and virtue
  10. “The Soul of Wittgenstein” — a new play
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