Mini-Heap


Recent additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. “Does [Wittgenstein’s account] have a place for thinking that there may be space for the privacy of feelings and thoughts and thus for a potential freedom from the intrusiveness of the powers of surveillance?” — Hans Sluga (Berkeley) on Wittgenstein, authoritarianism, and surveillance capitalism
  2. The biology, psychology, and philosophy of near-death experiences — “These reports are very vivid… we look at the positive evidence they offer for an afterlife and ignore the problems with the evidence” says John Martin Fischer (UC Riverside)
  3. How to end a war justly — Darrel Moellendorf (Goethe University) is interviewed on the subject
  4. Philosophy podcasts organized by style and subject matter — by Kelly Truelove
  5. “In the coming years, we might discover whether or not the world is quantum all the way up” — recent research on expanding the quantum scale
  6. “The typical college professor would be lucky to make $35,560 per year, and often might expect to make more like $21,336” — a look at the AAUP’s Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession (via Sara Protasi)
  7. “Mere uncertainty is not sufficient reason to reject a pandemic policy proposal” — “critics need to offer reasons for thinking that the potential downsides outweigh the potential upsides,” says Richard Chappell (Miami)

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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