Mini-Heap


Saturday Mini-Heap…

  1. “Evel Knievel applied to graduate programs in philosophy with a writing sample that solved the trolley problem, the Ship of Theseus puzzle, and six other vehicular paradoxes.” — Alex Baia with an over-the-top funny tale of academic dare-devilry
  2. “Did the philosophy professor – just this once, of course – overthink it?” — a philosopher is asked by his four year old: “Daddy, why are we real?”
  3. “Futuremakers” is a podcast about the future of society, and season 1 focuses on artificial intelligence in various contexts — hosted by philosopher Peter Millican (Oxford)
  4. Can we finally be done with the “campus free speech crisis”? — yes, according to a variety of metrics
  5. A man plans to take his parents to court for creating him without his consent — anti-natalism in (legal) action
  6. “Criminal convictions should not lead to the denial of basic rights and human dignity” — Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern) on the treatment of prisoners in the United States
  7. “If you think cronyism in academia is a thing, wait until you’re leaving academia and spending time in the business world. It’s a way of life.” — a philosopher who left academia to enter the business world shares some advice (via the Philosophers’ Cocoon)

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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