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Discussion welcome.

  1. “Metaphysics begins with the distinction between appearance and reality, between seems and is, and the play constantly plays with this distinction” — Brad Skow (MIT) on the philosophy in Hamlet
  2. Beliefs aim at the truth, you say? — the New Yorker covers work by philosophers and others in an article about the complications of misinformation
  3. “Philosophical theories are very much like ‘pictures’ or ‘stories’ and… philosophical debates often come down to ‘temperamental differences’” — Peter West (Northeastern U. London) on the metaphilosophy of Margaret MacDonald
  4. “The swiftness and ease of the technology separates people from the reality of what they are taking part in” — Kelly Weirich (Pierce) on Israel’s “Lavender” AI program
  5. April 14th-20th is “Public Philosophy Week” in Vermont — and there’s a lot going on
  6. “Any surprising results scientists achieved, whether they supported or challenged a previous assumption, were seen as the ultimate source of aesthetic pleasure” — Milena Ivanova (Cambridge) on the role of aesthetics in science
  7. “I couldn’t have justified spending a career as an academic philosopher. Not in this world.” — Nathan J. Robinson on the immorality of philosophy in a time of crisis

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.

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