Mini-Heap


Links to philosophy-related stuff elsewhere around the internet…

  1. Yes, your chances of affecting the outcome of a national election are tiny, but here is new argument for why voting in such an election is not irrational — by Zach Barnett (NUS) (this is an ungated manuscript; the original was pubished in PPA last month)
  2. “Academic plutocracy” — it’s a problem for universities, argues Sally Haslanger (MIT), and it “undermines democracy and the pursuit of knowledge”
  3. “A systemic approach to redistributing resources and changing policies and institutions that have perpetuated harm” — Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò and Beba Cibralic (Georgetown) on how best to understand “climate reparations” and why we need them
  4. Using metaphysics and philosophy of language to understand and improve software programming — from former philosophy PhD student & programmer Caleb Ontiveros
  5. Social epistemology Spotify playlist — check out the “Buena Vista Social Epistemology Club,” compiled by Gabri Heinrichs (Groningen)
  6. “Like Barrett, my faith and my fertility have unfortunately been placed front and center in discussions of whether I am the right person for the job” — Jennifer Frey (South Carolina) on being a Catholic mother and successful professional
  7. A free font from the Braille Institute to improve the accessibility of texts for low-vision readers — Atkinson Hyperlegible’s design is based around “letterform distinction to increase character recognition, ultimately improving readability” (via Kottke)

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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