Summer Series 2018: Why Kant We ExHume Rationality? — A Defence of Kantian Rationalism

Written by Marcus Teo Foreword The work that I have chosen for this year’s NYPR Summer Series is one that, true to this year’s theme, I hold close to my sense of wonder. Here, the work that follows is one about the source of morality. That is, it’s fine and dandy to say it is … Continue reading Summer Series 2018: Why Kant We ExHume Rationality? — A Defence of Kantian Rationalism

Summer Series: Examining Environmental Ethics

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

Summer Series: A Reversal Test on Moral Luck, and a Defence of Virtue 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