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  1. “One of the most consequential letters of 20th-century mathematics” was from mathematician André Weil to his sister, Simone — it concerned the idea of a “Rosetta Stone” for mathematics
  2. “My focus is on the reliability of scientific knowledge” — Michela Massimi (Edinburgh) gives the 2024 Lakatos Award Lecture, “What is Perspectival Realism?”
  3. “Our perpetual overwork is a labor issue. Fewer and fewer faculty members are holding up the tremendous edifice of service work that keeps academia up” — Helen de Cruz (SLU) on academia’s “collective labor issue”
  4. You might have heard recently that “no one buys books” — that’s not true
  5. “I’m chair of my department, and we were having our once-every-10-year external-review process, so I went to pick up the guests, the reviewers” — on the way she stopped by where Emory students were being “pummeled” by the police, and that’s when Noëlle McAfee was arrested
  6. “Before you decide to speak out about wrongdoing, you have to recognize it for what it is” — Carl Elliott (Minnesota) on blowing the whistle on moral horrors in medical research and practice, and the importance of “moral perception”
  7. This year, Cornel West is delivering Edinburgh’s Gifford Lectures — you can watch the series of them, “A Jazz-soaked Philosophy for our Catastrophic Times: From Socrates to Coltrane,” at the link

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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