Recent additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. Academics and authors issue public letter in support of the Oxford University Press USA Union Campaign — “the collective voice of OUP workers can contribute to the Press’s mission of publishing excellence”
  2. As a student he took his engineering education “beyond the technical into the philosophical” — a profile of philosophy-minded engineer Zachary Pirtle, who recently won a NASA Early Career Achievement Medal; worth sharing with science-minded undergrads.
  3. “The kind of ethics we should hope the arts and humanities steer us towards is one that ameliorates and transcends the limitations and distortions of this dominant paradigm derived from science and economics” — John Tasioulas (Oxford) on the value of humanistic thinking for AI ethics
  4. The definition, defining moment, history, politics, and future of analytic philosophy — a discussion with Christoph Schuringa (NCH)
  5. What does it mean to call an inanimate object “racist”? — Vanessa Carbonell (Cincinatti) and Shen-yi Liao (Puget Sound) explain, with a focus on medical devices
  6. “The problem with the cities that Plato and Aristotle envision is not that their citizens lack autonomy… The problem is that most of us think that Plato and Aristotle are simply wrong about what the wise and just laws are” — Christopher Frey (South Carolina) on philosopher kings and liberal individualism
  7. “You cannot simply cut people off; you are not free to leave at any time… If your [lives are] entwined” — Agnes Callard (Chicago) on the ethics of ending relationships

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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