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Discussion welcome.

  1. Are you a theist or an atheist? — Philip Goff (Durham) tries to “argue for the inadequacies of these dichotomous worldviews and to explore the much-neglected middle ground”

  2. Duck-bunny salt shakers and game piece from Art of Play

  3. “Bruce Le Catt” was really David Lewis, “Zhang LoShan” was really Amelie O. Rorty, and “Zera Yacob” may have been a Catholic monk — in philosophy, when and how does fake authorship matter? Jonathan Egid (King’s College) takes up the question

  4. Did you know that Pascal basically invented the first modern form of urban public transportation? — “carrosses à cinq sols” was a precursor to city bus systems (via MR)

  5. “Some reasons in support of self-imposed suffering” and “some ways we might deceive ourselves about self-imposed suffering” — Luke Hunt (Alabama) on doing hard things

  6. “That person I am is itself a collective or corporate entity. It is composed of a number of different selves” at different times — what does this picture of personal identity over time imply for how to think about, respect, and care for those with dementia? Reflections from Richard Pettigrew (Bristol)

  7. The humanities face battles for survival, “which, like all political battles, require their participants to pretend to know things that they do not actually know” — “We should be alert to the danger of becoming accustomed to putting our worst foot forward,” warns Agnes Callard (Chicago) in the NYT

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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