Recent links added to the Heap…

  1. How the brain literally “turns” sensory data into memories — new work in the neuroscience of memory
  2. Do you have an obligation to get vaccinated? — the answer is more complicated than you might think, argues Travis Rieder (Johns Hopkins)
  3. 20 works of philosophical fiction — a list from Book Riot
  4. “Do we really need a theory of instrumental rationality?” — we do, says Sergio Tenenbaum (Toronto), and he is explaining why and what it should look like at Brains this week
  5. “Spock is held up as this exemplar of logic and reason and rationality” — but he’s really “a straw man… of reason and rationality, because he keeps making all these dumb mistakes” (via MR)
  6. Zoom and academic freedom — the firm develops a policy in the wake of outcries over its previous decisions to disallow certain events on its system
  7. “Upon his return to America, he recognized the critical importance of getting at the root of racial prejudice and, in his case, how we treat Asian Americans” — how Dewey’s thoughts on bigotry are relevant today

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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