Mini-Heap


Friday Mini-Heap…


  1. Taurek and Parfit and ventilators — Scott Hershovitz (Michigan) on whether, for doctors’ decisions regarding, say, the use of ventilators, “the numbers count”
  2. A philosophy major won this year’s Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing — Ben Taub graduated from Princeton in 2014.
  3. Knowledge, truth, and science — physicist Sean Carroll (CalTech) interviews philosopher Liam Kofi Bright (LSE)
  4. “My husband would not survive a triage decision” — Kathleen Dean Moore (Oregon State) teaches ethics and “would have argued against his care in theory”. In theory.
  5. “Five Questions” is a new philosophy podcast — in each episode, Kieran Setiya (MIT) asks a philosopher five questions
  6. “Philosophy Friends!” is a series of story books introducing philosophy to young children — by Francisco Mejia Uribe, an economist who studied philosophy and created the books for his daughter
  7. “Reconciling two competing philosophies in the science of COVID-19” — Jonathan Fuller (Pittsburgh) takes a closer look at two types of epidemiology

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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