Here’s the latest Mini-Heap…

  1. “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
  2. 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)
  3. “To claim that there is a debate with sides in it is itself not a neutral act” — Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) on no-platforming
  4. 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
  5. “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)
  6. “You are, in fact, being followed” — conspiracy theories for the ultra-rational from philosopher-humorist Alex Baia and Thatcher Jensen, in The New Yorker
  7. “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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