Mini-Heap


Recent additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. “The first English translation, published in 1922, the year of The Waste Land and Ulysses, might easily have been mistaken for a Modernist war poem” — Wittgenstein, war, and the Tractatus
  2. “Online Trolls Actually Just Assholes All the Time, Study Finds” — not The Onion. Also, “non-hostile individuals” tend to not engage in political discussions online.
  3. Our folk categories of mental activity (e.g., perception, memory, attention, decision-making) have structured how neuroscientists study the brain — but those categories seem increasingly unhelpful, as none of them “actually corresponds to a thing in the brain”
  4. It refers to both the “dynamic in which practices of freedom produce harm, brutality, and subjugation as freedom” and “freedoms… deemed too inconsequential, repellent, or deflating” — Elisabeth Anker (GWU) on “ugly freedom”
  5. Future of the history of philosophy? — illustrated commentary from Nic Bommarito (Simon Fraser University)
  6. Were you influenced by the late Joseph Margolis or his work? — If so, consider submitting a video comment for a memorial event Temple University is holding (see Update 2)
  7. Artistic renderings of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and others as “real people”, based on busts, portraits, and population genetics studies — artist Alessandro Tomasi uses Photoshop and Artbreeder to create the images

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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Nate Sheff
16 days ago

I for one welcome the rediscovery of eliminative materialism.Report