Summer Series 2018: Could Confucian thought help us save our Earth?

Written by Chan Kei Nin, Illustrated by Ngiam Li Yi Economic concerns remain one of the largest obstacles that environmental protection efforts come up against, given our penchant for non-sustainable economic practices or practices which utilise non-renewable energy sources (which we often take to yield greatest utility for us). A conflict is frequently shown between … Continue reading Summer Series 2018: Could Confucian thought help us save our Earth?

Essay: The Paradox of Buddha-Nature – Vasubandhu and Tiantai Buddhism

Written by Ng Ling Xuan, Photograph by Ngiam Li Yi Buddha-nature can be analogised as enlightenment, which is the typical goal for the Buddhist after realizing the Four Noble Truths and practising the Noble Eightfold Path by accumulating good karma, developing meditational wisdom and thereby extricating from suffering. This could be physical suffering, or suffering … Continue reading Essay: The Paradox of Buddha-Nature – Vasubandhu and Tiantai Buddhism

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

Review: “Moralizing Technology” by Peter-Paul Verbeek

Written by Ooi Teck Chye, Artwork by Ngiam Li Yi Introduction In Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things, Peter-Paul Verbeek aims to broaden the scope of ethics to better accommodate the technological age, and in doing so he reveals the inseparable nature of humanity and technology. Verbeek’s main argument is made in … Continue reading Review: “Moralizing Technology” by Peter-Paul Verbeek

Essay: On Interpretation – A Pluralistic Account of the Experience of an Artwork

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