Mini-Heap


New additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. “If we take the general status quo for granted, and apply ethical procedures only to narrowly defined questions within its limits, we abandon the most potent power ethical thinking can exhibit” — Troy Jollimore’s (CSU Chico) look at the work of an ethics consultant suggests there’s room for improvement in that business
  2. Taking skepticism about microaggressions seriously — Regina Rini (York) talks with Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt) on the ethics of microaggressions
  3. “Be Here Now” — John Martin Fischer (UCR) brings philosophy to bear on this common spiritual injunction
  4. The “Fake News Immunity Chatbot” employs Socrates, Aristotle, & Gorgias to teach you to spot fake news — developed by Eleni Musi (Liverpool). (Note: I was able to use the site on my iPhone, but not in any browser on my Windows laptop)
  5. Developments in physics in 2020 — a select summary at Quanta Magazine
  6. “It is the unconscious cognitive dissonance at the heart of explicit racism which prevents explicit racists from seeing the immoral nature of their racist actions” — Berit Brogaard (Miami) and Dimitria Gatzia (Akron) on racism and psychology
  7. When it’s clear that the referee misunderstood your paper — there is still something that may be learned from the referee report, explains Lewis M. Powell (Buffalo)

Mini-Heap posts usually 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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