The team at FTX Future Fund, a philanthropy aimed at funding projects “to improve humanity’s long-term prospects,” including philosophers William MacAskill and Nick Beckstead, resigned yesterday, following the sudden collapse earlier this week of FTX, the large, influential, and previously-relatively-well-regarded cryptocurrency exchange whose proceeds bankrolled it..
A research team has amassed a collection of Aristotelian diagrams created between the years of 830 and 2021 and have placed them online.
World Philosophy Day is the third Thursday of November—that’s next Thursday, the 17th. (more…)
The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain is investigating the editorial processes at one of its journals, Impact: Philosophical Perspectives on Education Policy (Wiley), after its latest issue included defamatory remarks about a graduate student in philosophy. (more…)
What are the norms for using social media to publicly discuss the conference sessions you’re attending? (more…)
According to Iran International, a Persian news channel, “Iranian PhD candidate Nasrin Ghaderi, 35, who was studying philosophy in Tehran died on Saturday after being beaten by security forces with baton during Friday protests.” (more…)
Recent additions to the Heap… (more…)
The weekly report on new and revised entries at online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books… (more…)
The latest development in “things that make you think our universe is a simulation created for the entertainment of more advanced beings” is that a philosopher is being pilloried online for how she limits her children’s consumption of Halloween candy. (more…)
“When you manage to pin down a philosophical issue and give it a fully precise answer, often the answer turns out to be boring. Philosophy is just like that. But it also makes possible the most beautiful dreams.” — Sarah Broadie. (more…)
Studia Logica: An International Journal for Symbolic Logic, recently published and then retracted two articles by Janusz Czelakowski (Opole) following a discussion at MathOverflow, a site for professional mathematicians. (more…)
New links in the Heap… (more…)
Thomas Burrus, instructor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina Aiken, has died. (more…)