New links of interest to those interested in philosophy…

  1. “Multiverse theorists commit the inverse gambler’s fallacy” — Philip Goff (Durham) vs. the multiverse
  2. This department of philosophy has a “director of outreach,” and justifiably so — a survey of various public philosophy outreach initiatives at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  3. A panel event to discuss the renaming of David Hume Tower and Hume’s legacy at the University of Edinburgh — taking place later this month, with Mazviita Chirimuuta, Tommy J. Curry, and others
  4. Over 60 philosophers, bioethicists, psychologists, drug experts “call for the immediate decriminalization of all so-called recreational drugs” — in an article in the American Journal of Bioethics
  5. “One’s psychological history… is the time-spanning rope that ties together [our] different temporal parts and makes us complete” — philosopher Steven Hales (Bloomsburg) on when his rope was cut by amnesia
  6. “It does not seem like a wise precedent to prosecute your political enemies. It does not seem like a wise precedent to leave the criminal behavior of your political enemies unprosecuted.” — “Here we have a proper antinomy” — Just one of the many angles by which Justin E. H. Smith (Paris) approaches recent events.
  7. “The monotony of complimentary reviews steadily fed my cynicism, as it should feed yours” — Paul Musgrave (U. Mass Amherst) on the problems with academic book reviews

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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Louis F. Cooper
3 years ago

There’s a small mistake here in item number 7. Paul Musgrave does not teach at Amherst; he teaches at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

(Unfortunately, the Chronicle of Higher Ed. won’t let me read his piece unless I create a free account there, which I’m not inclined to do right now.)