Second Mini-Heap of the day…

  1. “Asking the humanities to save STEM is a variant of ‘educationism’—the fallacy that getting our school curriculums right will fix our society” — Paul Musgrave (UMass Amherst) thinks “the humanities should be saved… but not because they will help the C-suite develop better products or stop executives from making disastrous ones” (WP)
  2. The International Social Ontology Society debuts its YouTube channel — with a keynote address by Sally Haslanger (MIT) on ideal and non-ideal social ontology
  3. “Seeing the truth will make you extinct” — We ought not think our senses are veridical. How, then, can they be useful? Donald Hoffman (UC Irvine) explains
  4. Great suggestions for how to have a great first day of class — advice from James Lang (Assumption College)
  5. Morality? There’s an app for that. — Michael Klenk (Delft) thinks we should “take proposals for artificial moral advice seriously”
  6. A critique of ideal theory — at PDL
  7. At the root of “tribal arrogance” is “a confusion about truth” — Michael Lynch (Connecticut) is interviewed on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”

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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