The project is about Prof Goh, a certain philosophy professor who forces his students to pay subscription fee to his blog post. The blog post is essential to students as it contains essential for their exam. The students try to argue with the prof using philosophical concepts to dissuade him from forcing them to pay for the blog subscription.
An inter-university philosophy competition is approaching, and Prof Loy is looking for capable students to represent the Philosophy Department. After learning that his students have passed his most difficult quiz, he is optimistic of their performance in the competition. However, his TAs make a major revelation. Watch how Prof Loy, a deontologist, reacts and how his TAs use hedonic utilitarianism to defend their students!
A short youtube video about a guy who is deciding whether he should become vegetarian (relates to Factory Farmed Meat topic). He goes around and conducts an interview with various people/animal to get their opinion on the matter, in the hopes that they will help him decide whether or not he should become a vegetarian.
Adapting the instrumental version of the original country rap song “Old Town Road”, our group changed the lyrics to incorporate the keys concepts of the Drowning Child Argument, various objections against the argument as well as Peter Singer’s replies towards these objections.
This project explores the idea of whether we are living in a simulation or not, where protagonist Bob is dumped by many partners and is introduced to a dating simulation program. Bob, in an attempt to look for the perfect partner for himself, uses the program to simulate experiences of dating different types of girls to varying results.
Jack the Determinist, Joey the Indeterminist and Melissa the Self-Determinist gather to do this week’s quiz for their Introduction to Philosophy module. They discuss their views regarding the topic of Free Will and Responsibility…but little do they know their world is about to change as they know it!
Koy and Laine spend an afternoon at the void deck. An inconsiderate act leads to an argument over moral responsibility, and whether anyone can truly have it. Laine believes that no one is truly morally responsible as we cannot be blamed for our actions if we cannot be blamed for the factors leading to them. Determined to test the limits of Laine’s beliefs, Kaine turns to his newspapers, and the frightful articles within.
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.
It’s a PHILOSOPHY SHOWDOWN as some of our most prominent political leaders battle it out with Huemer! Will the puppet governments win? Or will humor take the stage? Watch on to find out as Huemer takes on a shiny crown, an orange cheeto, and a certain Cersei!
“A” has always been proud of creating the world of dependent beings. Being explained by her own nature, she saw no need for another self-existent being to explain the universe she created. Little did she know that she had committed the fallacy of composition. All her beliefs about the world would unravel, when she encounters another similar being, who would lead her down a spiral of contradictions. As it turned out, these contradictions were merely a dream of a human called Sabrina, or was it?… Project Segment to be Assessed: 00:04-02:19 Video best viewed in HD 1080p
Our group is delving into the topic of “Rich and Poor”. We present the scenario by telling a familiar tale of a rich economist who is caught between saving a child and saving her clothes. While trying to decide, she is visited by an angel (Peter Singer) and devil (Milton Friedman), who tell her their opinions. The exchange between the two is largely based on “The Exchange that Didn’t Happen”.
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.
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.
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