Mini-Heap


Latest links added to the Heap…

  1. “For all the puffery in calling ourselves Homo sapiens, the “wise human,” we display remarkably little wisdom, even of a prudential kind” — David Benatar (Cape Town) on how human choices about the treatment of animals led to the pandemic
  2. In short supply during the pandemic: masks, ventilators, and “the realization of how little we know” — Erik Angner (Stockholm) on epistemic humility
  3. Non-contradiction contradiction? — or not?
  4. “One reason death can seem freshly invented in loss is because the death we find in our philosophies is not the one we find in life” — Amy Olberding (Oklahoma) on meditates on the “the stuff of lives that have no more use for stuff”
  5. The Big Number Duel between Agustín Rayo (MIT) & Adam Elga (Princeton) — a video from Numberphile (via Dmitri Gallow)
  6. The philosophy and science of the television show “Devs” — with remarks from Bill Blattner (Georgetown), Erin Flynn (Ohio Wesleyan), David Landy (San Francisco State), Ben Lennertz (Colgate), & Neal Tognazzini (Western Washington)
  7. How will the pandemic change higher education? — a collection of answers from academics, editors, administrators, and policy analysts

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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