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New links…

Discussion welcome.

  1. “We must test our philosophical arguments through their translation into other languages, looking at what philosophical questions, topics, problems and concepts become through translation” — an interview with Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Columbia) on philosophizing in Wolof
  2. “A reminder of the fleeting dance, where all things must descend / Into the quiet arms of change, where even suns must end” — LucretiusGPT “looks” at images and describes them in the style of Lucretius
  3. “‘Inclination to pleasurable living and inclination to virtue are in conflict with each other,’ Kant writes. But the conflict can be resolved in the ‘civilized bliss’ of the dinner party” — Kieran Setiya (MIT) on the “ultimate Kantian experience”
  4. “Most compelling is the film’s suggestion that Spinoza’s ultimate beef, and the central problem the Amsterdam authorities had with him, lay in how he confronted existing power structures, both on earth and in a heavenly hierarchy” — on the new documentary, “Spinoza: 6 Reasons for the Excommunication of the Philosopher”
  5. “Do not be fooled that pretense has no cost. When little lies degrade the bonds between representation and reality, we corrupt the knowledge that guides action… Do not be fooled that technology’s trade-offs are obvious. It is technology’s nature to make us forget the hidden virtues of the things it overcomes” — Greg Jackson critiques our world
  6. “Paradox Garden” lays out the structure of arguments from philosophical articles and elsewhere for discussion — on Facebook
  7. Want a burial plot next to Karl Marx’s? — it will set you back £25,000

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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joel miles
joel miles
4 months ago

i think you may have mixed up your links a little bit — the souleymane bachir diagne interview entry (which sounds extremely interesting) links to a dorothea gädeke interview instead. thank you for the post as always!