Links of interest to people interested in philosophy…

  1. “Around the edges of Nagel’s project, like tasty crumbs, we can grab at some useful ideas for imagining minds even stranger than bats: the minds of intelligent aliens” — questions at the intersection of philosophy and science fiction
  2. “Because it is always going to be somewhat arbitrary, conceptual inflation is always going to be a charge that itself will be contestable” — Shifting the debate to this meta-level “may be good for the business of analytic philosophy” but it won’t “solve the underlying dispuites,” says Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam)
  3. The philosophy of luck — and other matters, in an interview with Steven Hales (Bloomsburg U. of Pennsylvania)
  4. “Growing more drunk and more reflective as the night went on, attendees at local man Benjamin Midwicki’s bachelor party Friday were reportedly celebrating the last day of his illusion of freedom” — a philosophical bachelor party
  5. “The most engaging and enjoyable hour of Israeli television this year” — a review of a new documentary about Spinoza
  6. “That’s a happy melody,” one might say. But what does that mean? — an explanation and defense of “appearance emotionalism” from Brad Skow (MIT)
  7. “Listing examples of imagistic thinking is a relatively easy task. The difficult task is to say exactly what thinking with images is” — Piotr Kozak (Warsaw) and others on thinking in images

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.

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