Lots of links, lately…

Mini-Heap posts appear when about 10 new items accumulate in the Heap of Links, the ever-growing collection of items around the web that may be of interest to philosophers.

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  1. Feminism and philosophy — Elinor Mason (Edinburgh) is interviewed as she prepares for her upcoming show at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  2. Ethics vs. Batman — action, intention, and responsibility (via Paul Bloom)
  3. A venue for “in-depth discussion of scholarly works published within the last year” in the History of Modern Philosophy— check out The SGIR Review
  4. Buy Thoreau’s house: 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3-car garage, updated kitchen— They even quote Thoreau in the sales blurb. Yours for just $3 million (via Carol Hay)
  5. Moroccan government reintroduces philosophy into its high school curriculum— it had been removed in 2017 following controversy over its content
  6. The Western canon “challenges both the political left and the political right”— argues David Lay Williams (DePaul)
  7. When is a ban on the development of technology the wisest course?— a balanced yet frightening look at a possible future with widespread facial recognition technology
  8. A philosopher is helping develop appealing diets for cancer patients and others with altered taste— Barry Smith (UCL) is known for his work on the senses
  9. Originality in philosophy is “nothing but the reformulation of theses or arguments”— but that’s not a dismissal, as Martin Lenz (Groningen) explains
  10. The Nietzsche-inspired playlist — a lot of heavy metal, plus some… David Bowie?
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