Essay: Beyond Ethical Implications – Self-Driving Cars and the Human Experience

Written by Melissa Chang, Artwork by Hoo Yan Han Much has been discussed with regards to the ethical implications of self-driving cars, but cars perform a much larger role in our lives than being mere modes of transport. Beyond the convenience they provide, the car, with its complex engineering and socializing elements, serves purposes we … Continue reading Essay: Beyond Ethical Implications – Self-Driving Cars and the Human Experience

Essay: Living and Existing – What is it like to live as an Existentialist

Written by Ng Ling Xuan, Artwork by Ngiam Li Yi This article will explore the implications of existential living amidst the claim that life has no inherent, predetermined and objective meaning. Firstly, the foundation of world’s meaninglessness will be laid out. With the background understanding that the world is meaningless, authenticity will be explicated as an … Continue reading Essay: Living and Existing – What is it like to live as an Existentialist

Review: “Moralizing Technology” by Peter-Paul Verbeek

Written by Ooi Teck Chye, Artwork by Ngiam Li Yi Introduction In Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things, Peter-Paul Verbeek aims to broaden the scope of ethics to better accommodate the technological age, and in doing so he reveals the inseparable nature of humanity and technology. Verbeek’s main argument is made in … Continue reading Review: “Moralizing Technology” by Peter-Paul Verbeek

Essay: Religious Afterlife and The Problem of Personal Identity

Written by Chan Kei Nin, Artwork by Hoo Yan Han Most world religions believe in an afterlife. Abrahamic religions like Islam and Christianity tend to believe in resurrection, while Dharmaic religions like Buddhism and Hinduism tend to believe in reincarnation. Be it Abrahamic or Dharmaic, in order for an afterlife to be meaningful or relevant … Continue reading Essay: Religious Afterlife and The Problem of Personal Identity

Essay: An Exploration of Daoxin’s Buddha nature and Samkhya’s Purusha

Written by Zulhaqem Zulkifli, Artwork by Hoo Yan Han The idea of Buddha-nature or Buddhadhatu is a major theme that runs throughout much of Buddhism, especially throughout the Mahayana (“Great Vehicle”) Chan Schools of thought. Buddha nature can be defined as the latent potentiality or essence that exists in us, which would allow us to … Continue reading Essay: An Exploration of Daoxin’s Buddha nature and Samkhya’s Purusha

Essay: A Welfare-Maximizing Defense of the Lockean State

Written by Marcus Teo, Artwork by June Ming In the present work, I provide a defense of the Lockean contractarian view. Specifically, I argue that Locke’s view succeeds in justifying the authority of states as an alternative to the state of nature by maximizing welfare. Even in Locke’s optimistic view of the state of nature, … Continue reading Essay: A Welfare-Maximizing Defense of the Lockean State