Longform: A Defence of the Right to Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Written by Marcus Teo, Artwork by Hoo Yan Han In the present work, I provide a defence of same-sex marriage. To these ends, I invoke two concepts to justify the right to marriage for same-sex couples: 1) the non-interference condition of liberty, and 2) the maximization of wellbeing. Given that both concepts are justifications for … Continue reading Longform: A Defence of the Right to Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Longform: Zhuangzi’s “Perfect Words” – A Variation of “Goblet Words”

Written and Illustrated by Koo Hao Wei I. Introduction The term “perfect words” is specific only to the Outer Chapters of Zhuangzi. It is first introduced in Heaven and Earth, then appeared in Tian Zifang and Knowledge Wandered North, although not much is explained about its meaning. There are no scholarly works in the English … Continue reading Longform: Zhuangzi’s “Perfect Words” – A Variation of “Goblet Words”

Conversation: Dr. Brook Ziporyn

Current Philosophy Undergraduates Zulhaqem Zulkifli and Koo Hao Wei sat down to interview Dr Brook Ziporyn, a visiting scholar from the University of Chicago who taught HY4113 Special Topics in Chinese Philosophy: Theories of Buddha-Nature at Nanyang Technological University. They talked about Daoist and Buddhist philosophy, buskering, and language immersion. Zul: The first thing we … Continue reading Conversation: Dr. Brook Ziporyn

Essay: Beyond Ethical Implications – Self-Driving Cars and the Human Experience

Written by Melissa Chang, Artwork by Hoo Yan Han Much has been discussed with regards to the ethical implications of self-driving cars, but cars perform a much larger role in our lives than being mere modes of transport. Beyond the convenience they provide, the car, with its complex engineering and socializing elements, serves purposes we … Continue reading Essay: Beyond Ethical Implications – Self-Driving Cars and the Human Experience

Essay: Living and Existing – What is it like to live as an Existentialist

Written by Ng Ling Xuan, Artwork by Ngiam Li Yi This article will explore the implications of existential living amidst the claim that life has no inherent, predetermined and objective meaning. Firstly, the foundation of world’s meaninglessness will be laid out. With the background understanding that the world is meaningless, authenticity will be explicated as an … Continue reading Essay: Living and Existing – What is it like to live as an Existentialist