Mini-Heap


The latest additions to the heap…

  1. “I have a no-laptop, no phone policy in all my classes, and have yet to hear good reasons to give that up. Maybe you can give me some” — Harry Brighouse (Wisconsin) explains
  2. “How does the death spiral of one or more social media platforms impact philosophy?” — reflections from Helen de Cruz (SLU)
  3. “ChatGPT has no interest in you whatsoever. It isn’t curious about your goals or motivated to help you meet them. It lacks the good faith to tell you when your goals are misplaced” — today’s AI doesn’t care about you, and that limits its utility, argues Evan Selinger (RIT)
  4. “In one way or another, you are moved to imitate and share the things that speak to you, that seem, in one way or another, to be alive with beauty in a way that makes you feel alive” — Nick Riggle (San Diego) on beauty
  5. “The use of AI in science presents novel opportunities and challenges. One principle challenge has been how to determine when a given AI model is trustworthy” — Eamon Duede (Chicago) on why scientific trust in AI is different from its trust in experts, instruments, or methods
  6. “It’s not the pace of life I mind. It’s the sudden stop at the end. Mind you, right now I’m so far behind that I’ll never die” — an “interview” with Thomas Hobbes at 3:16AM
  7. “An Escher-like array of impossible lines and vanishing points” — on William Hogarth’s image, “Satire on False Perspective” (via The Browser)

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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