Recent links…

  1. A collection of “flash philosophy” — “cutting-edge philosophical articles of approximately 2,500 words or less” …and a workshop this Wednesday about writing it
  2. What is consciousness? Can we test for it? Could AIs ever have it? And if they did? — MIT Technology Review covers what philosophers and scientists have to say about AI consciousness
  3. “In many cases, the wishes of a group are indeterminate” — C. Thi Nguyen (Utah) and Yascha Mounk discuss cultural appropriation on “Open to Debate”
  4. “If I could not keep her alive, I could at least keep her cause alive in that book, by making it as good as I could” — Martha Nussbaum (Chicago) interviewed in The New York Review of Books
  5. The first prizes in a contest to read the carbonized, unopenable scrolls of an ancient library buried in 79AD by the eruption of Vesuvius, have been awarded — the first word identified appears to mean “purple”
  6. “A large and important piece of German philosophy’s history remains obscure unless we can come to better appreciate Wolff’s philosophy and the ideas to which it gave rise” — Michael Walschots (Johannes Gutenberg U.) on the significance of Christian Wolff
  7. “I completed my military service, moved to Jerusalem, started taking philosophy courses in the university… I wanted to move on… to turn my back on my military years. I soon realized that I couldn’t” — “I don’t know if I forgive myself, nor whether I should,” says Oded Na’aman (Hebrew U.)

Discussion welcome.

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