Recent additions to the Heap…
- “His conception of philosophy is concerned with achieving understanding rather than acquiring knowledge” — an appreciation of the philosophy of Thomas Nagel, by Johnny Lyons in the Dublin Review of Books
- When you act with others, “are you accountable only for what you cause or could have prevented… or you accountable for more in virtue of participating in this cooperative endeavor?” — Saba Bazargan-Forward (UCSD) is interviewed by Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt) about his theory of individual accountability in the context of shared action
- “Why is everyone hitting me today?” — Seneca — as played by John Malkovich in the new movie, “Seneca – On the Creation of Earthquakes”. Trailers here.
- “Self-deceit, this fatal weakness of mankind, is the source of half the disorders of human life” — Adam Smith is “interviewed” at 3:16AM
- “Never before has so much culture been available to so many at such little cost. There’s just one tiny problem. Where’s the audience?” — Ted Gioia writes a 2023 “State of the Culture” address
- The building that houses the Department of Philosophy at UC Berkeley will be getting a new name — the change is owed to the racist views of the original namesake. UPDATE: Jay Wallace (Berkeley) recommends readers see this article on the story.
- Some autonomous technologies may lead to a “responsibility gap” in which harms are committed but one can be justly held accountable — Is that a problem? Not necessarily, argues John Danaher (Galway)
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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