Mini-Heap


New links in the Heap…

  1. “There is no evidence that… induced change in free will beliefs has any effect on morality, such as antisocial behavior, cheating, conformity, or willingness to punish” — findings from a meta-analysis of nearly 150 studies with over 26,000 participants
  2. The fertile philosophy of mind of William James — an interview with Alexander Klein (McMaster)
  3. Music to my ears: careful distinctions, carefully deployed — an informative and well-reasoned examination of the analog-digital debate in audio, from Michael Thomas Connolly, a very thoughtful musician and recording engineer
  4. Do lessons that encourage students to try out virtues like Confucian filial piety or Lakotan quietness involve objectionable cultural appropriation? — Jean Kazez (SMU) takes up the question
  5. Metaethics and experimental philosophy — the Cognitive Science of Philosophy at the Brains blog continues with contributions from Pascale Willemsen (Zurich) and Bianca Cepollaro (Vita-Salute San Raffaele)
  6. “Where the crowning moment of our identity we hoped to achieve in the pinnacle of success turns out not to be the thing we were looking for after all, and we’re thrown back upon the thinness of our bare self’s existence” — Mary Townsend (St. John’s) reviews “Soul,” the recent Pixar movie
  7. “His academic year stipend was $15,000 throughout graduate school, yet he finished with about $35,000 in savings” — an interview (featuring helpful financial tips for graduate students) with philosopher Trevor Hedberg (Ohio State), who completed his PhD in 2017

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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