Friday Mini-Heap!

  1. Hundreds of medieval and early modern Greek manuscripts will be digitized and made available for free on the internet — the project is a collaboration between Cambridge University, Heidelberg University, and the Vatican
  2. It’s Public Philosophy Week in Burlington, Vermont — organized by Tyler Doggett (UVM), it includes many events aimed at bringing philosophy “out of the academy and into the public square”
  3. “We’re just wicked people living among wicked people. Only one thing can give us peace, and that’s a pact of mutual leniency.” — anger management with Seneca, by James Romm
  4. Philosopher Luciano Floridi (Oxford) is part of a new independent panel set up by Google to review its AI projects and plans — it’s called the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC)
  5. How a successful philosopher has “squeaked by” — Michael Huemer (Colorado) tells his tale
  6. Using cognitive psychology to show that philosophical concepts “are in certain important respects like natural kind concepts, rather than being built around mental definitions” — Michael Strevens (NYU) is blogging at Brains this week
  7. God’s limits — Peter Atterton (San Diego State) on the coherence of the idea of a morally perfect, all-powerful, all-knowing God

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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