Written by Yuka Kamamoto This year for our Summer Series, Nanyang Philosophy Review will be exploring the theme of “wonder”, based on Plato’s saying that, “Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.” Philosophy trains us to ask questions, to cultivate our innate sense of wonder, which is something that comes … Continue reading Summer Series 2018: Editor’s Note
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
Written by Ooi Teck Chye Introduction I think it is fair to say that many people, at some point or another, have engaged in piracy in some form. It could be a song, movie, TV series or game, or even just a copy of a ridiculously-priced textbook you downloaded online. In this article, I want … Continue reading Opinion: Piracy and the “I Never Would Have Bought It” Argument
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?
Written by Sonya Ng Both Lakatos’ and Kuhn’s conceptions of what makes a good scientific theory appear to conflict, because the former has the opinion that the latter is presuming that science is irrational. Yet this is not the case. In this essay, I shall compare both their theories and make a case for Kuhn … Continue reading Essay: Lakatos and Kuhn on What Makes a Good Scientific Theory