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

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: 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