The most recent additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. The tech that’s a stepping stone towards a “‘digital super-intelligent [cognitive] layer’ that enables humans to ‘merge’ with artificially intelligent software” — details on the latest brain-machine interface from Neuralink
  2. The author of “An Unknown Woman”, a book sometimes described as “a feminist’s Walden”, has died — Alice Koller had PhD in philosophy from Harvard, “provided inspiration for so many,” yet struggled throughout her life
  3. “To call education ‘job training’ is, quite simply, to call it ‘learning how to follow someone else’s orders'” — Zena Hitz (St. John’s College) on the “liberating power” of a liberal arts education
  4. Free Hegel! — to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth, Cambridge University Press is making a lot of Hegel content open access & putting out new blogs & podcasts
  5. Probability, Bayesianism, epistemology, explanation, and more — an interview with Darren Bradley (Leeds)
  6. “Philosopher AI” uses GPT-3 to answer your questions — but not particularly well
  7. Diversify your philosophy of art readings — a list of works from over 60 authors from racial & ethnic groups often marginalized in Western, Anglo-European philosophy, from Alex King (Simon Fraser)

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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