Recent additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. “What are the hardest problems at the intersection of technology and society that deserve more attention?” — a variety of answers from academics, entrepreneurs, journalists, activists, CEOs, and others
  2. “It is completely true that LLMs represent something vast and utterly incomprehensible… But the brain destroying totality that LLMs represent is no more and no less than a condensation of the product of human minds and actions” — understanding AI as of a piece with markets, democracies, and other aggregators of information
  3. The aesthetic, artistic, and moral questions at the intersection of art and artificial intelligence — commentary from eight scholars
  4. Deliberative democracy… for whales? — Melanie Challenger on “the democratic inclusion of animals and nature”
  5. “Does it really matter, when appreciating photographs as artworks, whether or not we know that an interpretation of people in the photograph that we favour lines up with reality?” — Daniel Star (Boston) on truth and photography
  6. “When we reason with our friends, we are not as afraid to lose face as with strangers or opponents. This freedom of fear of reputational damage makes it easier to change our minds” — Helen De Cruz (SLU) on the philosophical value of friendship
  7. What lines of work do humanities majors end up in, and how much do they earn? — a new state by state analysis, from Humanities Indicators

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. Thank you.



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