The most recent additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. “The potential benefits of collaboration between computer scientists and philosophers are numerous, and the need for interdisciplinary training is real” — Alexandros Koliousis and Brian Ball (New College of the Humanities) on training philosopher-engineers
  2. “One danger of conceptual overreach is that we lose sight of the distinctive idea conveyed by a given concept through its immersion in a sea of many other quite separate ideas” — John Tasioulas (Oxford) on the importance of distinctions in political discourse
  3. “Rather than taking for granted or even dismissing liberal democracy’s historic achievements, we need to preserve them” — Charles Mills (CUNY), interviewed in The Nation
  4. “By performing this act of deconstruction through a literal act of construction, I am illuminating the contradictory double nature of the mere act of existing” — a few different items on this skewer by Simon Henriques
  5. “The polarization dynamic leads to a condition where we come to regard political disagreement itself as a sign of democratic dysfunction” — Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt) explains
  6. “It’s remarkable how many philosophers apparently spend their entire careers attempting elaborate proofs for the comforting things their parents drummed into them when they were children” — an interview with Walter Horn about democracy, epistemology, art, and more
  7. Can images persuade better than words? — Nathan Ballantyne (Fordham) on the problems with understanding what others feel and think

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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