Another day, another mini-heap of links for you to check out.
- Why we need more science and philosophy books for children and teenagers — a brief from Massimo Pigliucci (CUNY), who is currently co-authoring a graphic novel-style philosophy book
- Ethics blog PEA Soup will begin awarding various prizes to its contributors — some will be offered on an annual basis, others quarterly
- “Almost every paragraph of the chapter contains at least one misleading claim, problematic quote, false assertion, or selective presentation of the evidence” — an expert on existential threats writes a detailed and informative critique of Steven Pinker’s take on the subject that’s fascinating in myriad ways (via Eric Schliesser)
- A play, a song, and now a mini-opera based on “the doomed relationship of the great David Hume and society beauty Nancy Ord” — you can catch a new production of the play this coming weekend if you happen to be in Edinburgh
- “For each relevant submitted article, create a prediction market estimating its chance of replication, and use that estimate as one factor in deciding whether to publish that article” — an opportunity to contribute to an experiment in improving editorial decision-making
- Who stabbed Spinoza? And why? — Steven Nadler (Wisconsin) investigates
- “Wynn has managed the remarkable feat of bringing the spirit of Socratic dialogue to one of the most vicious battlefields of the online culture wars.” — Natalie Wynn, the philosophy-student-turned-YouTube-sensation, is profiled in The Atlantic
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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