New additions to the Heap of Links…
- How dire are “civilizational vulnerabilities” — such that Nick Bostrom and Matthew van der Merwe (Oxford) consider stronger surveillance & global governance as ways to avoid them?
- “We won’t understand what imagination is—won’t be able to explain imagination—until we can write a recipe for making it out of parts we already understand” — Peter Langland-Hassan (Cincinnati) shares his recipe, and others critique it, this week at Brains
- “Impossible colors” combine opponent colors (e.g., yellowish blues and reddish greens). They’re thought to not exist and so be unexperienceable — but philosopher Michael Newall (Kent) examines evidence that at least one of them can be experienced
- How can philosophy offer consolation? — Daniel Little (UM-Dearborn) on the variety of things called philosophy and the nature of consolation
- “Aristotle and Hobbes have each identified only one side of human sociality and thus of human politics” — Hans Sluga (Berkeley) on human nature
- “Infuriating”—how a sitcom’s boy genius describes his first college philosophy course — the CBS show “Young Sheldon” has its titular character take a philosophy class, meet with the prof., & dream about Descartes (warning: infuriating amount of commercials)
- A philosophy festival based around conversations, rather than debates or lectures — The “Happy Prisoner Festival” will take place online on March 27th
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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