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New links for the Heap…

  1. “We found that people who do not fall for COVID-19 misinformation have two qualities in common: they are curious, and they do not cling to their views” — a team of philosophers bring their work on epistemic trust to bear on the spread of pandemic falsehoods
  2. The promise and perils of brain-computer interface technology — a survey of what we can currently do with BCI and what we might end up doing
  3. Which schools have the greatest racial diversity among their philosophy majors? — Eric Schwitzgebel (Riverside) investigates
  4. “I had just finished my oral exam with Donald Davidson, John Searle, and Hubert Dreyfus [and switched] to working as a staff writer for David Letterman…” — Eric Kaplan, a television writer with a PhD in philosophy, on how “stories can reach places essays don’t”
  5. “My point is not that CRISPR technology is an intrinsically bad thing… but that it is taking place in an intrinsically problematic system” — John Dupré (Exeter) looks at recent books on gene editing and its controversies
  6. Florida politician: “If Socrates was out philosophizing in American society today, he would be cancelled real quick” — Everyone else: “maybe you want to sit down for this”
  7. Stoicism seems to have a lot of popular appeal; might existentialism be next? — Gordon Marino (St. Olaf) on the counsel of Kierkegaard

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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