Essay: The Ethics of Human Enhancement — When is Genetic Engineering Acceptable or Absolutely Necessary?

Written by Anthony Tan The current literature on human enhancement is generally divided between “pro-enhancement” and “anti-enhancement”. However, in Allen Buchanan’s Beyond Humanity?, Buchanan advocates a different framework for the enhancement debate – to drop the “pro-enhancement” stance and instead, compare between “anti-enhancement” in which all enhancement as such and as a whole ought to … Continue reading Essay: The Ethics of Human Enhancement — When is Genetic Engineering Acceptable or Absolutely Necessary?

Essay: The Strange Case of Professor Procrastinate and Consequentialism

Written by Chan Kei Nin This paper argues that both actualism and possibilism are inadequate in providing a satisfactory answer to whether Professor Procrastinate, as a consequentialist, ought to accept or decline the invitation to write a book review. The paper explores the main problems of actualism and possibilism that lead to this inadequacy, and … Continue reading Essay: The Strange Case of Professor Procrastinate and Consequentialism

Essay: Rationalising Homoousios – An Evaluation of the Christian Understanding of Divine Unity

Written by Kashsmeraa Santhanam The Oneness of God stands to be one of the most fundamental and fiercely heralded doctrines in the tradition of Abrahamic religions. Amidst their mutual belief in the precept of monotheism, there are palpable differences across the three religions in their theological manifestations of this monotheistic axiom – differences which have … Continue reading Essay: Rationalising Homoousios – An Evaluation of the Christian Understanding of Divine Unity

Essay: Beggar-thy-Unfortunate – Libertarianism’s Historical Bias Against the Unlucky

Written by R. Kumaran, Illustrated by June Ming Introduction In this essay, I will make the case that Robert Nozick’s historical account of Distributive Justice is insufficient as it would marginalise those that have been at the receiving end of unjust distributions solely due to their natural bad luck. I define natural bad luck in … Continue reading Essay: Beggar-thy-Unfortunate – Libertarianism’s Historical Bias Against the Unlucky

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