Mini-Heap


The newest additions to the Heap…

  1. “Looking back, when did you feel like you had made your mark in the field?” “I have not reached that point yet.” — Amartya Sen (Harvard) is interviewed about his life, education, and work
  2. What’s so bad about the literary dominance of white men? — figuring out the answer isn’t as easy as you might think, says Rachel Fraser (Oxford)
  3. “A lot of times, the value of a thing in our lives is not just what it presents, on its face, as its function” — Zoom makes communication efficient, and efficiency has its costs, writes C. Thi Nguyen (Utah)
  4. “With this series of adversarial collaborations, neuroscientists will get closer to understanding consciousness and how it fits into the physical world while improving scientific practices along the way” — empirically testing the predictions of different theories of consciousness (via Brian Earp)
  5. How to read philosophy with “less eyestrain, consistent annotations, fewer distractions, great mobility, being able to work outside, with much of the haptics of working on paper” — Gregor Bös, a philosophy PhD candidate (KCL), helpfully explains his “e-ink solution for focused reading and writing”
  6. “It’s enough for [scientific papers] to draw attention to an idea that is worth pursuing further—and an idea need not be true, well-justified given all our evidence, nor even believed by the scientist in order to pass that test” — Haixin Dang (Leeds) & Liam Kofi Bright (LSE) on the value of contradictory science
  7. “I want to be somebody who, until the last moment of my life, is absorbing what’s going on around me, learning from it, growing, and shifting” — a video profile of longtime philosopher and relatively new boxer Quill Kukla (Georgetown)

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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