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Links of interest to people interested in philosophy…

  1. The power — and responsibility — of imagination — Stephen Asma (Columbia College Chicago) and actor Paul Giamatti on the practice and philosophy of imagination
  2. That time Aristotle allowed himself to be ridden like a pony by the “seductive” Phyllis to warn Alexander the Great about being manipulated by women — immortalized in a water dispenser for your home
  3. “Women are said to be transformed into objects in AI, but injecting women’s humanity into AI objects makes these objects seem more human and acceptable” — do we learn something about gender and objectification from people’s reactions to robots and AI?
  4. An animated video series on values in scientific modelling — from Stephanie Harvard (UBC) and Eric Winsberg (South Florida)
  5. “More important than logic, is truth—and in particular, the truth of some contradictions” — a fascinating interview about logic with Zach Weber (Otago)
  6. The very first edition of the complete works of Plato to appear in any language is up for auction — estimated to sell for up to $400,000 (scroll down). If you’re looking for a deal, consider the 2nd edition of book 2 of Aquinas’s Summa, estimated to go for $120,000
  7. “Teaching Disability Studies… has given me insight into how much ableism is ‘baked into the bread’ of academia” — an interview with Jennifer Scuro (Miami U. of Ohio)

Mini-Heap posts usually appear when 7 or so new items accumulate in the Heap of Links, the 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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