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Recent links…

  1. Frog and Toad read “Lives of the Eminent Philosophers” — Brad Skow (MIT) tells the tale
  2. He, “more than any other single figure, is responsible for founding the orthodox neo-Kantianism that dominated academic philosophy in Germany from the 1870s until the end of the First World War” — an “interview” with Hermann Cohen at 3:16AM
  3. The designs for a new museum in Athens have been selected, and “the project aims to reflect the spirit of the location—Plato’s Academy” — “the architectural design for the museum is open-plan and has long-term sustainability in mind”
  4. The right to cognitive liberty — Nita Farahany (Duke) explains what it is and how technological developments make its recognition urgent and important, in an interview at NPR
  5. “There’s no way you can have one single statistical criterion that captures all normative desiderata” — a brief, interesting interview with computer scientist Arvind Narayanan (Princeton) on statistics, machine learning, AI, interdisciplinarity, and ethics
  6. What do you know about these twelve women philosophers of 19th Century Britain? — learn more by listening in on a conversation between Alison Stone (Lancaster) and Morteza Hajizadeh (Auckland)
  7. “I’m really shocked by how little attention there has been to the role of creativity in moral life among philosophers” — Mandi Astola (Delft) on phronesis as moral 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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