Here’s a new edition of Mini-Heap.
- The tendency to “focus our discussions of sexual negotiation on consent and refusal has resulted in a narrowed and distorted view of the pragmatics of sexual communication.” — Rebecca Kukla (Georgetown) on the overlooked variety of norms related to good sex
- How could algorithmic decision-making driven by “bias-free math” and “clean data” be racist? — Danny Li (UCL) explains
- New moral concepts come into use and become authoritative for us. How does that happen? — Henry Richardson (Georgetown) explains
- Philosophy for Music for Airports — John Lysaker (Emory) uses Eno as an entry point to the philosophy of listening
- “If the hoax shows anything, it’s that uncritical reverence for ideas clad in scientific clothing… is at least as much a problem as progressive political bias” — scientism and the recent hoaxing of academic journals
- Interested in philosophy at the intersection of ethics and aesthetics? — perhaps you should join the new Aesthetics & Ethics Research Group
- Students, GIF your comments — how one professor got her students to read the comments she makes on their papers
Mini-Heap posts appear when 7 or so 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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