Conversation: Dr. Yao Xinzhong

Current NTU philosophy undergraduate Zulhaqem Zulkifli sat down with Dr. Yao Xinzhong, a visiting professor and scholar from Renmin University. He has recently taught HY4112 Confucian and Judeo-Christian Philosophies of Wisdom here at Nanyang Technological University. They talked about the state of philosophy departments during the Cultural Revolution, comparative philosophy, and the inseparability of philosophy and … Continue reading Conversation: Dr. Yao Xinzhong

Essay: The Ethics of Human Enhancement — When is Genetic Engineering Acceptable or Absolutely Necessary?

Written by Anthony Tan The current literature on human enhancement is generally divided between “pro-enhancement” and “anti-enhancement”. However, in Allen Buchanan’s Beyond Humanity?, Buchanan advocates a different framework for the enhancement debate – to drop the “pro-enhancement” stance and instead, compare between “anti-enhancement” in which all enhancement as such and as a whole ought to … Continue reading Essay: The Ethics of Human Enhancement — When is Genetic Engineering Acceptable or Absolutely Necessary?