Mini-Heap


Recent additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. “Well, I see metaphysics as ‘lifestyle’” — Wilhelm Dilthey is “interviewed” by Richard Marshall at 3:16AM
  2. “‘Love Letters’ tells the tale of a white college [philosophy] professor named Anna Stubblefield and the black family whose lives she turned upside down when she helped teach their disabled son a controversial typing technique known as ‘facilitated communication’ but then took things too far” — writer Andrew Bluestone has won a Humanitas Fellowship to work on this script
  3. “Much of our reasoning under uncertainty involves negotiating an accuracy-informativity tradeoff, and that this helps to explain a variety of patterns in the things people tend to guess, believe, and assert” — Kevin Dorst (Pitt) & Matthew Mandelkern (NYU) on whether the conjunction fallacy is really a fallacy
  4. The song has lyrics from Wittgenstein and is dedicated to Rosalind Hursthouse — it’s by New Zealand’s Karl Steven (of Supergroove), who took a break from his musical career to get a PhD in philosophy from Cambridge (via Yuri Cath)
  5. Amartya Sen on the memories that shaped his research — in an interview on the radio show “Marketplace”
  6. “The philosophy of mind is not, pace so many of its contemporary exponents, an ethically neutral or ideologically innocent study. The philosophy of mind is a part of “human science”; politics has everything to do with it” — Sophie-Grace Chappell (Open U.) argues that consciousness is both gendered and sexed
  7. “A life in VR could be just as meaningful as a life in the physical world” — David Chalmers (NYU) in conversation with Evan Selinger (RIT)

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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