Mini-Heap


New additions to the Heap of Links…

Discussion welcome.

  1. “You’re losing something essential from the moral equation when you abstract away from relationships” — Daniel Yudkin (Penn) on the lessons that Reddit’s “Am I the Asshole” has for moral philosophy
  2. What should we think about the suppression of speech when it’s not by the state but by social groups, employers, media corporations and platforms, search engines, etc.? — J.P. Messina (Purdue) discusses “private censorship” with Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt)
  3. “A thread on what actually happens in ‘woke’ college classrooms” — Isaac Bailey (Davidson) on a course all about that “troublesome word” that starts with an “n”
  4. “I think that, along with others, I have been contributing to a situation in which Christian philosophy has found it rather too easy to grow and grow and grow” — J. L. Schellenberg (Mount Saint Vincent) calls for a new kind of “philosophy of Christianity”
  5. A new artificial synapse “works with water and salt and provides the first evidence that a system using the same medium as our brains can process complex information” — new developments in “the burgeoning field of iontronic neuromorphic computing”
  6. “Russell’s complacency in the face of Bradley’s argument – and philosophy’s complacency more broadly – is misguided. Instead, Russell and we should be afraid” — Michael Della Rocca (Yale) on an unrefuted argument the implications of which “are as vast as they are troubling”
  7. “The open-question argument and the repugnant conclusion are manifestations of the same general problem – a failure of analysis – a gap that forms whenever one seeks clarity by breaking wholes into parts” — Mikhail Valdman (VCU), from a recent post at a new philosophy blog, “Same Difference,” from him and Sarah Valdman (Michigan)

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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