Mini-Heap


Recent links of interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. “The mental processes of crafting and rehearsing a narrative that has the credible appearance of genuine reasoning, but whose arc inevitably bends toward exculpation” — Jason D’Cruz (Albany) on the “remarkable cognitive achievement” of rationalization
  2. AI algorithms are sometimes thought of as a corrective to human biases but may amplify them instead — Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers) explains
  3. Computer games that are “philosophically intriguing” — a list from Helen de Cruz (SLU)
  4. Is there progress in philosophy? — a discussion at The Philosophers’ Cocoon
  5. “Our goal is to inculcate ethical reasoning across the entire company” — a profile of Will Griffin, the chief ethics officer at Hypergiant, an AI firm
  6. “On this issue there’s an ideological wormhole that takes you from the right to the part of the left that’s concerned with standpoint epistemology” — an interview with Spencer Case (Wuhan)
  7. “If healthy volunteers, fully informed about the risks, are willing to help fight the pandemic by aiding promising research, there are strong moral reasons to gratefully accept their help.” — Peter Singer (Princeton) & Richard Yetter-Chappel (Miami) on testing COVID-19 therapies on humans

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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