Mini-Heap


New additions to the Heap of Links…

Discussion welcome.

  1. Why do people feel algorithm aversion? — an attempt to identify it and its causes, from Cass Sunstein and Jared Gaffe (Harvard)
  2. “The real revolution at the heart of ‘Structure’ was a paradigm shift in scientific narrative. Who gets to tell the story of a field?” — Audra J. Wolfe, writing at The New Republic, looks back at Thomas Kuhn’s famous work (via Paul Wilson)
  3. An obstacle to moral progress: “affective friction” — it’s “when a person’s norm psychology is misaligned with the rules and customs around her,” say Daniel Kelly and Evan Westra (Purdue)
  4. “Thinking Bodies” is a new podcast focused on feminist philosophy — hosted by Anna Mudde (Regina) and Kristin Rodier (Athabasca)
  5. “Philosophy plays three invaluable roles in an undergraduate liberal arts education…” — Martha Nussbaum’s letter in defense of the threatened philosophy program at UNC Asheville. You can submit your own letter here.
  6. A new video game, “Pro Philosopher 2: Governments & Grievances”, will be released later this year — it’s focused on political philosophy, and you can check out the demo here
  7. “The assumption of obligatory identity change can imply that our myriad other identities will necessarily be flattened or even lost” — Anastasia Berg (UC Irvine) on whether motherhood is really a transformative experience

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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