Mini-Heap


More links for the Heap…

  1. What should you do as the commenter on a philosophy paper? — some common and not-so-common options, from Jonathan Ichikawa (UBC)
  2. What’s the use of impostor syndrome? — Stephen Gadsby (Monash) thinks it may be motivating
  3. “He is much more than an intellectual, he is an adventurer of ideas” — “Voltaire in Love” is a new four-episode Franco-Belgian mini-series
  4. “Pro-choice advocates have deliberately avoided engaging moral or ethical questions about abortion” — they shouldn’t, argues Nathan Nobis (Morehouse) and Jonathan Dudley (JHU)
  5. “All I knew was that it was interesting” — Stephen Darwall (Yale) interviewed by Connie Rosati (UT Austin) about his life and work in philosophy in PEA Soup’s “Mentees Interviewing Mentors” series
  6. “A surprisingly underexplored question is whether many people have thoughts” — so they did a study. The good news is “The results were consistent with everyone having thoughts,” but there might be worries about the methodology
  7. “Social robots might change the social moral order by changing the metaphors that humans use to understand themselves” — with the upshot that we will be more likely to think in utilitarian ways, argues John Danaher (NUI)

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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