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  1. “It’s often said that Bayesian updating is unbiased and converges to the truth—and, therefore, that biases must emerge from non-Bayesian sources. That’s wrong.” — Kevin Dorst (MIT) explains why
  2. “Folklore is an overlooked repository of philosophical thinking from voices outside the traditional canon” — so argues Abigail Tulenko (Harvard), with several examples
  3. “At public universities, we shouldn’t require Diversity Statements because they’re a tool for political discrimination, they waste a large collective amount of time, and they incentivise lying and deception” — Perry Hendricks, writing at the Blog of the APA
  4. “I went to a science exhibit and was bitten by a radioactive philosopher” — an interview with Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey, who created Action Philosophers about 20 years ago
  5. “Sometimes suffering edifies us, sometimes it’s damaging. These considerations are invaluable for trying to figure out where athletics fits into a happy life” — an interview with philosophy professor and champion runner Sabrina Little (Christopher Newport U.)
  6. “A keen, rigorous eye, both in philosophy and photography” — a note about an exhibit last fall of photographs by the late Joseph Raz (via Michael Sevel)
  7. Who should make decisions that affect a person with dementia? How should those decisions be made? — Anna Mahtani (LSE) on applying decision theory to questions about caring for people with dementia

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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