The latest selection of philosophy-related links…
- If you lose conscious experience, “what implications does this have for your other mental capacities for representing, reasoning, and knowing about the external world?” — Declan Smithies (Ohio State) is blogging about consciousness this week at Brains
- Heideggerian environmentalism — Aaron Wendland (Higher) on the need for “an alternative to the technological worldview that has governed our interaction with nature since the 17th century”
- “Most people aim to be morally-mediocre” — Eric Schwitzgebel (Riverside) on how people “aim to be about as morally good as their peers — not especially better, not especially worse”
- “My mixed motivations make me distrust my ‘righteously uncivil’ impulses” — Amy Olberding (Oklahoma) explores and reflects on what tempts her towards “righteous incivility”
- A fair amount of Swedish moral philosophy is, predictably, in Swedish — an interview with Lars Bergström (emeritus at Stockholm), conducted & translated by Simon Knutsson, offers a glimpse of the landscape to those who don’t know the language
- “Trying to characterize animal thought is like trying to describe the Mona Lisa. Approximations are possible, but precision is not.” — Jacob Beck (York) on whether we can know what animals are thinking
- A new Confucius museum officially opens — it contains around 700,000 cultural relics, including 300,000 files about the Confucius family, 40,000 books, 8,000 ancient costumes, and even musical instruments
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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