Mini-Heap


Recent additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. “If I am right, neither the science of physics, nor any other science, could express all the truths; but the world could nonetheless be wholly physical” — Tim Crane (CEU) on the real lesson of Frank Jackson’s famous Mary example
  2. What do you know about Nísia Floresta? — Olivia Branscum (Columbia) speaks with Nastassja Pugliese (Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro) about the 19th C. Brazilian philosopher, her philosophy of education and her enlightenment critique of slavery and colonialism
  3. “Given that academic ethics is about ‘ethical fine tuning’ and that the academy remains disconnected from the government, the potential for ethicists to respond to the climate emergency within the limits of their job description is somewhat limited” — Doug McConnell (Oxford) on the role of moral philosophers in regard to global warming
  4. “To prepare students to thrive in a world driven by science and policy, we need to incorporate philosophy in the classroom,” especially philosophy of science — so argue Nicholas Friedman (Stanford) & Stephen Esser (U. Penn) , who also provide links to lesson plans
  5. Quantum approaches to mathematical puzzles — it’s “not just fun and games, but has applications for quantum communication and quantum computing”
  6. “We need to devise ways of drawing more people voluntarily into the risk social contract, rather than pushing them ever further away” — Jonathan Wolff (Oxford) on fighting the pandemic
  7. Philosophy, disability, and social change — videos of several philosophers from a conference on the subject last month hosted by the University of Oxford

Mini-Heap posts usually appear when 7 or so new items accumulate in the Heap of Links, a 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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