Essay: Religious Afterlife and The Problem of Personal Identity

Written by Chan Kei Nin, Artwork by Hoo Yan Han Most world religions believe in an afterlife. Abrahamic religions like Islam and Christianity tend to believe in resurrection, while Dharmaic religions like Buddhism and Hinduism tend to believe in reincarnation. Be it Abrahamic or Dharmaic, in order for an afterlife to be meaningful or relevant … Continue reading Essay: Religious Afterlife and The Problem of Personal Identity

Essay: An Exploration of Daoxin’s Buddha nature and Samkhya’s Purusha

Written by Zulhaqem Zulkifli, Artwork by Hoo Yan Han The idea of Buddha-nature or Buddhadhatu is a major theme that runs throughout much of Buddhism, especially throughout the Mahayana (“Great Vehicle”) Chan Schools of thought. Buddha nature can be defined as the latent potentiality or essence that exists in us, which would allow us to … Continue reading Essay: An Exploration of Daoxin’s Buddha nature and Samkhya’s Purusha

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