The latest links…

  1. “ChatGPT all the way down?” — Sigal Samuel on LLMs, the risk of homogenization, and the value of originality
  2. What are philosophers actually doing? To get a sense of that, you need to look beyond just the “top” journals. — Maya Goldenberg (Guelph) is prompted to make this point after hearing a recent talk about philosophers and COVID
  3. “If there’s a thread to the professor’s dilemma… it seems to be an unwillingness to look directly in the face of the possibility that love and thinking could be reconciled without disaster” — Mary Townsend (St. John’s) on philosophical reflections–actual, fictional, historical–on love and reason
  4. The case for free speech on campus — ought not be based on the uncritical acceptance of John Stuart Mill’s arguments in On Liberty, explains Brad Skow (MIT)
  5. “In many cases, sufficient data is not only absent in practice but impossible to obtain in principle. Reality is often underpowered for us to wring the answers from it we desire” — Gregory Lewis on why we should be skeptical about the distinctive recommendations of effective altruism
  6. Grants from the APA — information and advice from APA Executive Director Amy Ferrer
  7. “There’s no such thing as the ethics of imagination” — what’s really of moral interest, argues Adriana Clavel-Vázquez (Tilburg), are non-imaginative states

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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