Here’s the latest 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. Anger, forgiveness, and public philosophy — Myisha Cherry (Illinois, Chicago) talks with Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt)
  2. Two philosophers “overanalyze science fiction to mine it for delicious philosophical concepts” — the new “Philosophers in Space” podcast
  3. A regularly updated calendar of ancient philosophy events and CFPs — visit, subscribe, or follow on Twitter; created by Caleb Cohoe (Metropolitan State)
  4. A “more scientifically interesting and empirically tractable” version of the problem of induction? — Stuart Glennan (Butler Univ.) on when and why generalizations hold and fail
  5. Inclusion, improvement, and robots — Evan Selinger (RIT) on some of the moral and legal issues arising regarding increasingly sophisticated robots
  6. An overlooked philosophical aspect of “The Good Place” — what is Janet?
  7. A philosopher and a bat scientist get together to discuss — you know
  8. APA board endorses statement condemning Polish law criminalizing references to Polish complicity in Nazi war crimes — “keeping with the APA’s broader support for philosophers whose professional rights are at risk”
  9. “However good one is at this, philosophical training will make you better” — investor Bill Miller, on how philosophy affected his career
  10. Hi-Phi Nation is a genius work of public philosophy; if you are not listening to it and telling everyone you know about it you should be — and here’s an interview with its creator, Barry Lam (Vassar)
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