By Ooi Teck Chye You and I Are Gonna Live Forever The concept of “mind uploading” is no longer a novel or uncommon one in our current climate, with new and exciting technologies on the rise. It is likely still well beyond our reach, but thanks to science fiction in popular media and advances in … Continue reading Summer Series: Why Mind Uploading Might be a Bad Idea
By Melissa Chang In the wake of the US pulling out of the Paris Climate Change agreement, it seems that environmental conservation and climate change is controversial once again. Although many other countries and American corporations have reiterated their commitment to fighting climate change, there is no doubt that the withdrawal of the US from … Continue reading Summer Series: Examining Environmental Ethics
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 Zulhaqem Zulkifli Introduction In this paper, I will attempt to show the utility of the dream motif in encouraging a scepticism of reality. I will first explicate the concept of the dream argument, allowing me to compare dream motifs in The Elder Scrolls and the Zhuangzi. This would be followed by a comparison between … Continue reading Essay: The Dream Motif – Zhuangzi and The Elder Scrolls
By Marcus Teo The advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken the 21st century by storm, mechanising many processes that were once considered accessible only to human intelligence. Recent progress in AI see advents such as self-driving cars, representing AI’s involvement in the realm of moral cognition. For instance, the AI of self-driving cars must … Continue reading Essay: Mechanising Moral Cognition
By Chan Kei Nin In this essay, I will explain the tension between our status as free and equal persons and the claims of states to political authority. I will also discuss Locke’s attempt to justify political authority through the idea of consent. I believe that his account fails to resolve this tension convincingly because … Continue reading Essay: Political Authority – Locke’s Idea of Consent
By Ngiam Li Yi In this essay, taking the experience of an artwork to be an engagement with the artwork beyond just mere glances, I propose that there is no single way of experiencing an artwork, and that every experience of an artwork involves an encounter with the artist’s expression and a variable. This variable … Continue reading Essay: On Interpretation – A Pluralistic Account of the Experience of an Artwork