Summer Series: What is the Importance of Genetic Relations?

By Harisan Nasir The sciences of reproduction has a significant focus on enabling couples to obtain genetically-related children. We see this in procedures such as In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and more recently, In-Vitro Gametogenesis (IVG). This, despite the fact that there are millions of already existing children out there that could benefit from being adopted. Are … Continue reading Summer Series: What is the Importance of Genetic Relations?

Summer Series: What We Can Learn About Decision-making from Spec Ops: The Line

By Ooi Teck Chye What is Spec Ops: The Line? In a long-running video game series, Spec Ops: The Line, is the first release in 10 years. While the earlier titles were simple, straightforward military games, Spec Ops: The Line parades as one so it can really mess with your head. Instead of a review … Continue reading Summer Series: What We Can Learn About Decision-making from Spec Ops: The Line

Summer Series: Simone de Beauvoir and Zhuangzi – An Ethics Prioritising Freedom

By Yuka Kamamoto Both Simone de Beauvoir and Zhuangzi recognize that humans do not have a fixed essence and are concerned with constructing an ethics that respects and prioritizes human freedom. In this paper, I explore the similarities of both thinkers with regard to their rejection of absolute moral standards, and their views on personal … Continue reading Summer Series: Simone de Beauvoir and Zhuangzi – An Ethics Prioritising Freedom

Summer Series 1: Ethics

Artwork by Ngiam Li Yi Over the Summer, NYPR will be publishing articles which run along three themes: ethics, mind, and meaning. The articles for June will be catalogued below: Editor’s Note (Shalom Chalson) – https://nyphilosophyreview.wordpress.com/2017/06/08/summer-series-1-editors-note/ A Reversal Test on Moral Luck, and a Defence of Virtue Ethics (Marcus Teo) – https://nyphilosophyreview.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/summer-series-a-reversal-test-on-moral-luck-and-a-defence-of-virtue-ethics/ Simone de Beauvoir and … Continue reading Summer Series 1: Ethics

Summer Series: A Reversal Test on Moral Luck, and a Defence of Virtue Ethics

By Marcus Teo Consider the following scenario: Burglary: A burglar plots to break into an old woman’s house on a Sunday morning, a time when he knows she’s always at church. One Sunday he creeps up to her back window and smashes it with a hammer. After he looks inside, he sees that the old … Continue reading Summer Series: A Reversal Test on Moral Luck, and a Defence of Virtue Ethics