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?
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
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
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
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
Written By Shalom Chalson, Artwork by Ngiam Li Yi We’ve all had to make difficult decisions, particularly when the implications of our would-be actions reach beyond just us to the people around us. Ethical frameworks and theories can help order our thoughts so we can make informed decisions which sufficiently take those implications into consideration. Who … Continue reading Summer Series 1: Editor’s Note