Happy New Year’s Eve Mini-Heap!

  1. “Our creation is now coming back to devour our souls” — Justin E. H. Smith (University of Paris, Diderot) with moving thoughts on the “gutting of our human subjecthood”
  2. Some structural disadvantages of interdisciplinary research, and what to do about them — thoughts from Eric Schwitzgebel (UCR)
  3. Is conscious thought an illusion? — an interview with Peter Carruthers (Maryland) in Scientific American
  4. The all-night philosophy extravaganza will be taking place in five US cities — Houston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC
  5. “The two disparate bodies of work share an uncanny ability to invite an easing of traditional boundaries of understandings and experience” — a review of adjacent exhibits of artwork by Adrian Piper and Victor Hugo at the Hammer Museum
  6. Should parents lie to their children about Santa? — James Mahon (CUNY) considers the arguments
  7. “The important thing this time is to appreciate the importance of freedom of expression to the development of philosophy” — commentary on the decision to teach philosophy in high schools in Saudi Arabia

Mini-Heap posts appear when about 7 new items accumulate in the Heap of Links, the ever-growing collection of items from around the web that may be of 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. Thanks!



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