New links…

  1. “There has not been time to come up with the nuances on how [AI art generators] should be used, and large numbers of very different stakeholders have suddenly shown up at the artists’ door, kicking it in” — Anders Sandberg (Oxford) on some of the issues AI art raises in moral, social, and political philosophy
  2. “When a philosopher has misgivings about the value of philosophy, they’re not just asking ‘why,’ but ‘why why?,’ which is fancier” — Helena de Bres (Wellesley) recovers her gratitude for philosophy
  3. The Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective (SERRC) launches a monthly podcast called “Knowledge for Breakfast” — hosted by Fabien Medvecky (Otago) & Michiel van Oudheusden (KU Leuven), the first episode is on “Epistemic Shame and Imposter Syndrome”
  4. You feel attraction to someone? Which of the 12,228 possible versions of this feeling? — Maria Heim (Amherst) on how India’s “sophisticated traditions of philosophical reflection” explore “the nuances of felt experience with fine-grained particularity”
  5. On “private and public sector jobs in a burgeoning ontological sector, involving the commercial and industrial applications of ontology across diverse industries” — an interview with Barry Smith (Buffalo)
  6. Philosophers on the tools of neuroscientific experimentation — a discussion with contributions from Ann-Sophie Barwich, John Bickle, Dan Burnston, Carl Craver, and Valerie Hardcastle
  7. “What is the main impediment to offline creativity? In short, not allowing one’s mind to be offline—rarely choosing, or having the chance, to be alone with one’s thoughts, and to let one’s mind wander” — Peter Carruthers (Maryland) on a contemporary threat to creativity

Discussion welcome.

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. 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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