Mini-Heap


New links of possible interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. Reformulating the laws of physics in a new mathematical language in order to make sense of the passage of time — an explanation of the recent work of physicist Nicolas Gisin
  2. Free audio recordings of books by Bertrand Russell and others — from Landon D.C. Elkind (Iowa)
  3. Truth Machines — a new presentation of a classic logic puzzle (via Matthew Ferguson)
  4. T.M. Scanlon on ethics, the pandemic, and his work — in an interview along with The Good Place’s Michael Schur on public radio (Scanlon’s segment begins at 31:40)
  5. The philosophical questions behind the “death rate” number — Jonathan Fuller (Pittsburgh) on understanding the pandemic
  6. “Journal Entries” is a new podcast in which researchers in philosophy and cognitive science discuss their work, motivation, and background — it’s hosted by Wesley Buckwalter (Manchester)
  7. Are lockdowns a good way for Africa to respond to the pandemic? — No, argues Alex Broadbent (University of Johannesburg)

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. Discussion welcome.

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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