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?
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
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
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
Written by Kashsmeraa Santhanam, Artwork by Ngiam Li Yi The term moral luck often serves as a point of contention against philosophical accounts on moral responsibility. Moral luck can be specifically construed as the occurrence when “an agent can be correctly treated as an object of moral judgment despite the fact that a significant aspect of … Continue reading Essay: A Stoic Approach to Moral Luck
On the 30th of March, two students from NTU’s Philosophy Programme, Ngiam Li Yi and Zulhaqem Zulkifli, sat down with Dr. Park So Jeong. They spoke about Chinese Philosophy, art, and goats. Li Yi (L): What are the main areas of philosophy that you are working in? Dr. Park (P): If I simply provide a very brief … Continue reading Conversation: Dr. Park So Jeong
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