Links of the day…
- 93% of philosophy expected to be LLM-authored summaries of corpus analyses of x-phi survey results by 2027 — findings from a new statistical study forthcoming in Mined.
- DeSantis bans teaching of John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty in Florida classrooms — his idea of “experiments in living”, according to parents who had complained about the book, “sounds gay”.
- Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Noûs, and Ethics among philosophy journals leaving their publishers and moving to Substack — the bad news is they will still be behind a paywall, the good news is that the paywall is only $5/month
- “Other philosophers have simply failed to appreciate just how much can be derived from ‘A=A'” — Richard Marshall “interviews” Ayn Rand at 3:16AM.
- New “Philosophy for Kids” program focuses on teaching elementary students the skills they’ll need — in order to eventually pursue careers in computer programming, business, government, consulting, etc.
- “It turns out there is value in a history of philosophical work on the value of the history of philosophy” — from a recent article in Metametaphilosophy.
- “I am a philosopher who has taken an interest, of late, in Candy Crush, and I find that my experiments have significantly widened the range of accounts of the nature of reality that I am disposed to take seriously” — Justin E.H. Smith continues to push against the boundaries of philosophy.
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