Our project submission revolves the notion of political authority and government coercion. In our video, an anarchistic rabbit engages in a battle of wits with his fellow animals when the ruling party instates a new policy he does not agree with. Through this “Animal Farm”-inspired enactment, we delve into Huemer’s arguments against political authority and government coercion, exploring what it means to live in a world unbounded by the rules and regulations of the state.
This video shows our version of Norcross’s puppy argument. Max dismisses vegetarianism since “1 person cannot make a difference”, before Victor pranks him by giving him chocolate ice cream, telling him there’s cocoamone in it and explaining that puppies were tortured for it. Victor implies to Max that Max’s outrage over the puppy torture is self-contradictory.
Free Will! is a text-based choose-your-own-adventure game relating to the topic of free will. As a member of the jury, players will make decisions that correspond to different philosophies on free will, which influence the ending of the story. At the end of their playthrough, the philosophy that most closely fits their choices will be explained to them. Will you free Will?
A one-page standard newspaper broadsheet for a fictitious town called Philodelphia. It contains several elements within the newspaper, such as the main feature, top stories, advertisements and an opinions column.
The Jurassic Dilemma The scientist’s revival of a new specie of dinosaur have sparked outrage from experts and scientists around the world. The Jurassic Times published an infographics news article exploring the various facts and opinions of people with regards to the issue. Data relevant to the discussion were brought up and released to the public. This infographic news article includes experts from different fields contributed their views to the discussion. Data regarding the happiness level of the dinosaurs and the budget of the research were brought up as foundations for debate. All characters,events and quotes in the article were purely fictional.
PhiloPod is a mini pilot podcast project where our hosts Abe and Dave discuss pertinent philosophical problems. Episode 1029 will be focused on the renowned Trolley Problem, and you will be taken through the Utilitarian and Deontologist perspective, as well as touch briefly on the issue of endless disputes. Meant to be taken as a taste-test to the rest of the Podcast Web Lecture Series: GET1029 The Life, Universe and Everything.
It’s an info graphic that shows both side of the factory farming argument, in addition to some facts that the reader should consider while debating this argument. We also leave unanswered questions to prompt the reader to think for themselves, and in so doing, hopefully pick up an interest in GET1029!
Through a stop-motion video, our project aims to explain Peter Singer’s Drowning Child Argument where if one has a moral obligation to save a drowning child, one has an equal moral obligation to save a starving child. Furthermore, the video will illustrate one common objection to the drowning child argument – knowledge/distance, where the main character – Josiah Schooling, experiences an ethical dilemma of whether to donate towards helping starving children. Segment to be evaluated: 0:00 to 2:15