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Recent additions to the Heap of Links…

Discussion welcome.

  1. Your university probably has already adopted or will soon launch some kind of data science degree program; a “data ethics” course could be a valuable part of it — Zina B. Ward (Florida State) shares her version of the course
  2. “Something unseen lies at the heart of science that… makes it work: direct experience” — two physicists and a philosopher argue for a phenomenological approach to scientific questions, in The Atlantic
  3. “The basic methodology of data—as collected by real-world institutions obeying real-world forces of economy and scale—systematically leaves out certain kinds of information” — C. Thi Nguyen (Utah) on the limits and overextension of data
  4. “Gaus offered an optimistic view of liberalism and public reason, arguing that the freedoms of our tightly networked society are difficult to squash and that its ideals could be vindicated through grassroots exploration and consent” — the latest issue of Hypertext, a substack journal from the Niskanen Center, is focused on the philosophy of Gerald Gaus
  5. “The concept of ‘randomisation’ can seem abstract to families whose main concern is securing clean water, sufficient food and sturdy shelters” — the ethical challenges of randomized control trials in developmental economics (via Marcos Picchio)
  6. A video of Sydney Shoemaker, Hywel Lewis, and Godfrey Vesey on personal identity, circa 1970 — a new addition to Open University’s “Philosophy in the Open” digital archive
  7. “In Nietzsche she found caustic contempt for outdated norms, a vision for a humanity emancipated from tradition, and an exhortation to be oneself, whatever the cost.” — the Nietzschean feminism of Helene Stöcker

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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