The latest from the Heap…
- What happens when you let AI play hide and seek? — after 390 million games, they developed some unexpected moves
- The reading list of John Stuart Mill, ages 3–7 — including works in English and Greek
- “What one finds in the classical pragmatists is a series of substantive disputes about enduring philosophical topics, including meaning, truth, knowledge, value, experience and the nature of philosophy itself” — Cheryl Misak (Toronto) and Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt) explain
- “The game is never really “over” and neither is his despair” — The Myth of Super Mario by Albert Camus
- Legal theorist Wojciech Sadurski, an outspoken critic of the Polish government, is facing legal proceedings intended to silence him — the “sue to scare” tactics of the ruling party and its hounding of Sadurksi “is a clear violation of freedom of expression under EU and ECHR law”
- “You must be very erudite, but not really part of the sociology of philosophy” — Justin E.H. Smith (Paris) on how “erudition is necessary for philosophy”
- “This analysis revises our perception of the classical interpretation of the experiment and its putative relevance to the explanation of state atrocities” — Milgram “suppresses the relative impact of the different levels of belief on obedience and defiance… Where belief in the shocks was greatest… subjects were most defiant” (via Ben Hale)
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