New additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. “The face is the focal point of our most pressing ethical struggle, which is the struggle to see, vividly and without hindrance, the reality of our fellow human beings” — during the time of masks, a thoughtful essay by Talbot Brewer (Virginia) on the philosophy of faces, touching on race, humanity, love, the future, and more
  2. “This is probably the stupidest thing I have ever read” — trending on Twitter: Patricia Churchland (UCSD) on the observation of Philip Goff (Durham) that “the data of neuroscience is neutral between materialism, dualism, and panpsychism”
  3. Begin “with how ordinary people tend to see things and try to ‘meet them where they are at'” — Nathan Nobis (Morehouse) brings philosophy to the public with open-access books, a kind of introductory online philosophy encyclopedia, and “logic-based therapy”
  4. “The most used and abused philosophical source to interpret [Trump’s] presidency” — yet now “her former aficionados will stop citing Arendt precisely when she is relevant,” says Samuel Moyn (Yale)
  5. How many holes do various objects have? — results of a recent survey (via Fiery Cushman)
  6. “Success in this profession is too unpredictable to try to game the system. So do work you’re happy with and hope for the best.” — Tamler Sommers (Houston) offers advice on writing public philosophy and related matters
  7. Infinity vs. God — some arguments for why God is impossible, from Michael Huemer (Colorado)

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.

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