Recent links…

Discussion welcome.

  1. Nevada News covers a professor’s college course in which undergraduates take part in philosophical activities with preschoolers — Professor Amy Reed-Sandoval is interviewed
  2. The American Association of Philosophy Teachers is putting on a teaching seminar at its upcoming conference — accepted participants get the conference fee waived & get a $300 grant
  3. Happy 300th Birthday, Kant. Here’s an AI-influencer based on your ideas. — “an AI-generated face based on paintings of the philosopher was projected onto a stand-in model, and a large language model was fine-tuned with Kant’s original texts and adapted to a younger language. His voice is… synthesized and AI-generated”. And here are some quotes about Kant compiled by Josh Dunigan
  4. “There probably isn’t much question that we should ‘work to try to lessen the amount of suffering in the world’” but does that mean we ought not spend time on philosophy? — Amod Lele (Northeastern) on a recent critique of philosophy
  5. “The ethical academic should be opposed to most of our current grading practices, but they still need to grade students anyway” — John Danaher (Galway) on the whats, whys, and hows of ethical grading
  6. “Kant saw reason’s potential as a tool for liberation” — Susan Neiman (Einstein Forum) in the NYT on why we should celebrate Kant
  7. “Assisted evolution is… an acknowledgment that there is no stepping back, no future in which humans do not profoundly shape the lives and fates of wild creatures” — new ways of protecting animals raise questions about what conservation is and what species are 

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