Here’s the latest Mini-Heap…
- “The internet logic fan imagines that [better logic] would often lead to us agreeing on what is true—by contrast, I imagine it would lead to us agreeing on how much we don’t know” — brilliant post from Liam Kofi Bright (LSE) on how logic opens up possibilities
- With new forms of convincing fake video, epistemologically, “we ought to think of images as more like testimony than perception” — Regina Rini (York) on deepfakes (NYT)
- “To claim that there is a debate with sides in it is itself not a neutral act” — Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) on no-platforming
- Because of philosophy’s nature, “outsiders to the cultural mainstream and people who have lived with the disadvantages of existing cultural structures and worldviews, ought to be especially valued” — but in reality… Eric Schwitzgebel (Riverside) with data & discussion
- “What seemed to the quantum pioneers to be unavoidable randomness in the physical world is now shown to be amenable to control. We can take charge of the quantum.” — a physics experiment with possible implications for philosophy of science and other fields (via Joshua Synon)
- “You are, in fact, being followed” — conspiracy theories for the ultra-rational from philosopher-humorist Alex Baia and Thatcher Jensen, in The New Yorker
- “Going for a Sunday drive has the expected effect of ruining someone’s afternoon” — the NYT looks at the impact and ethics of your summer vacation travel, with several philosophers quoted. The above’s from Av Hiller (Portland State).
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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