Weekend Mini-Heap…

  1. “We have to meet the needs of today’s donors” — the American Philosophical Association (APA) announces plan to alleviate its budget woes by dropping philosophy.
  2. David Chalmers declines Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination — “It is true that the press can’t stop referring to me as a philosophical ‘rock star,’ but come on” said the black leather jacket-clad philosophical rock star.
  3. “Neolithic Siberian grandmothers, Ozzy Osbourne, and the fern” — Justin E. H. Smith (Paris) on the future of machine learning (note: article is written in early Turkic)
  4. Interdisciplinary Derek Parfit cloning project falls apart, unable to resolve dispute over whether they were resurrecting the philosopher or merely copying him — “That is not what matters,” said a despondent former team member.
  5. Putin steps up aggressive reading of Heidegger — the change is apparently a reaction to learning that Kremlin philosophers were too scared to tell him that Nietzsche would not approve of his decisions.
  6. New: Journal of Controversial Journal Ideas — the inaugural issue is focused on the topic of paying people for the work they do.
  7. Philosophy professor quits tenured position to pursue career in stand-up comedy — “My students always laughed at my jokes, so I think it will be pretty easy,” he says.

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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2 years ago

Justin ,the highlighted links don’t work

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2 years ago

Reader – did you see the date on which these were first published?