By Frederick Choo Two famous existentialists, Martin Heidegger and Jean-Paul Sartre, believe human beings to be incomplete. In this article, I will first briefly outline Sartre’s view on incompleteness. Then I will turn to Heidegger’s view and show how it links to the existential implications of death. Lastly, I will argue that a Christian, who … Continue reading Essay: On Incompleteness and Being
By Melissa Chang In the wake of the recent US election, the dust has (somewhat) settled, and the pointing of fingers has subsided (well, almost). However, one figure that has emerged blameworthy in the last few weeks is Facebook. Facebook has been accused of perpetuating and spreading ‘fake news’ which influenced voters. This presumably is … Continue reading Opinion: Care to Curate
By Marcus Teo Confucius (Kongzi; Kung-tzu) often comes to mind at the mention of Chinese Philosophy. Confucius was renowned for his positions on virtue ethics in the form of reference to one’s ren, yi, li, zhi, and xin as individual virtues. In this essay, I will refer mostly to the virtues ren, yi, and li … Continue reading Essay: Confucius and Moral Psychology
By Shalom Chalson What leads to our perception of mind-independent objects? Perhaps, looking at things in front of us stimulates our neurones to fire in specific ways. And the image we “see” is a result of that firing. Or maybe, we see things as they are — the red tomato is seen “redly” or “roundly”. The … Continue reading Longform: Do I See What I See?
By Ooi Teck Chye I’ll begin with a disclaimer: I’m a gamer and I have been addicted to video games. When you’re a kid, it’s difficult to control your impulses. It makes sense to keep addictive substances controlled and away from children. But we don’t do the same thing with addictive media. I’m looking to … Continue reading Opinion: Game’s Addiction
By Zulhaqem Zulkifli Supernatural Mozi: Importance of the role of the supernatural One of the salient features of Mohist doctrine is the particular utility of supernatural elements, most prominently seen in chapter twenty-six (Heaven’s Will) and chapter thirty-one (On Ghosts) in the core chapters of the Mo Zi. The supernatural, in this context, consists of … Continue reading Longform: Supernatural Mozi