The latest additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. What are the main contributions that philosophers have made to Internet studies? — Catarina Dutilh Novaes (VU Amsterdam) starts a list and gets some help from the crowd
  2. “If a being is conscious at all, what it is like to be that being involves an organisation toward staying alive” — Gary Francione (Rutgers) on what this means for the moral treatment of animals
  3. Paste text into “Only The Questions,” and the result will be an “x-ray” of it that shows you… only the questions — Clive Thompson describes why he made this tool, and provides some examples and a link so you can try it yourself
  4. The Future Fund wants to support organizations and individuals whose work will make the future go well — and is funding projects in artificial intelligence, values and reflective processes, and epistemic institutions, altruism, and other areas philosophers might contribute to
  5. “Eros commits crimes of passion because, first and foremost, it commits crimes of thought. It attacks the heart by way of the mind. Eros is an intellectual monster” — Agnes Callard (Chicago) had a terrible romance. What can be learned from it?
  6. “We are often poorly positioned to make sound judgments about whether someone is virtue signaling… the epistemically virtuous… thing to do is to avoid making such judgments” — Mark Satta (Wayne State) & A.K. Flowerree (Texas Tech) on intellectual humility and public discourse
  7. “My grandfather… was summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee in the winter of 1958” — Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin (Sam Houston State Univ.) on the lessons his grandfather’s ordeal holds for today’s disputes over teaching about racism

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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