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: 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: A Welfare-Maximizing Defense of the Lockean State

Written by Marcus Teo, Artwork by June Ming In the present work, I provide a defense of the Lockean contractarian view. Specifically, I argue that Locke’s view succeeds in justifying the authority of states as an alternative to the state of nature by maximizing welfare. Even in Locke’s optimistic view of the state of nature, … Continue reading Essay: A Welfare-Maximizing Defense of the Lockean State