New links for the Heap…

  1. The Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board has proposed a plaque to commemorate Philippa Foot and the house where she lived from 1972 to 2010 — a decision will be made on the proposal in mid-January
  2. New Work In Philosophy: The YouTube Channel — videos about recent philosophy
  3. Lecture notes—pretty much a textbook—for a course entitled “Belief, Desire, and Rational Choice” — from Wolfgang Schwarz (Edinburgh)
  4. One philosophy professor’s experience with a student who cheated by having ChatGPT write their essay — “proving the paper was concocted by ChatGPT was nearly impossible,” said Darren Hick (Furman)
  5. A Medievalist notices that an academic extensively plagiarized his blog in her book, and contacts her to object. The ensuing exchange and investigation reveals she created a fake research center (with fake staff) to receive grants for her & her family — the blogger’s account begins at the linked post and continues in the four posts about the “RECEPTIO-Rossi Affair”
  6. “The best pro-technology visions should disproportionately involve awesome technologies and avoid shitty technologies… If you think AGI is highly likely to destroy the world, then it is the pinnacle of shittiness as a technology” — Katja Grace on the desirability & feasibility of slowing down the development of Artificial General Intelligence
  7. The cubes look like they are moving. But they are not moving — what the…?

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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1 year ago

“The cubes look like they are moving. But they are not moving.”

There’s some sense in which “the cubes are moving.” Place something over the center of the cubes so that it completely covers the arrows. This should allow you to notice easily.