Jack’s Dilemma (Video)

Jack and Rose are on a cruise ship for their honeymoon. It unexpectedly hit an iceberg and started sinking. Jack manages to hop onto the last lifeboat, but there is only one space left. Rose (the love of his life) and a charitable millionaire (who will potentially save the lives of thousands of starving African children) are near the lifeboat. Jack is faced with a dilemma – who should he save? He weighs out his options considering the utilitarian approach. In the end, it was too tough a decision and he decides to jump off to die with Rose.


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In the shoes of the factory-farmed animals (Video)

A conversation between two friends at a restaurant brings out a reason for humans to consume factory-farmed meat (against Norcross’ Puppy Argument). In an unfortunate twist of events, the fate of the meat lover is sealed when he is put into the shoes of a factory-farmed animal…….. As we look at the video, think: would we treat factory-farmed animals the same if we were the one’s farmed instead?


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Ah beng’s political protest (Video)

Why do we allow governments to do things that we don’t usually allow individuals to do? Why do we allow them to collect taxes, send us to the army for 2 years, and restrict the teeny weeny bits of our lifestyles, such as whether or not we sell chewing gum? The following is a political protest by Ah Beng, a disenchanted citizen, who invites all of you to sing along to the familiar tune of ‘Home’.


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How to Cheat in GET1029 (Video)

This is a video on a student attempting to cheat on his examination – and getting caught by the professor. However, he argues that he should not be punished because free will doesn’t exist — and if he doesn’t have free will, he shouldn’t be held morally responsible for his actions (in a causally deterministic or a causally indeterministic world). The video explores the idea of free will and moral responsibility, with 2 different endings audience can select based on their stance. (Yes/No links included in the video description – in case video options don’t work. Best viewed on desktop)


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Political Authority: Got Difference Meh? (Video)

The upbringing could be the same, while their attitudes could be different. The work they do could be the same, yet the consequence could be so different. The stark difference between the life of a government official and the life of a Loanshark runner is what we will be highlighting in this video. While their acts of coercion demanded the same return, yet one is often accepted by society, while the other is not. Why?


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How Do We Know? (Video)

A student from GET1029 teleports during his mid-term exam to find the answer to the essay question “How do we know?” This video explores briefly and in a lighthearted manner the various perspectives to the question. They include knowing from intuition, tradition, science, reason, or via arbitrary means.

In the post-credit scene, the viewer is left to tinker with the idea that what we think we know in this world might not be what actually is. [Credit and post-credit scene not to be included for grading. Only 0:00-2:15 for grading.]


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The Meatup (Video)

A short video clip on the topic of “Factory-Farmed Meat”, covering the issue of the Rationality Objection and the possible replies to it by utilising a hypothetical example of us humans eating human meat. In this video, we attempt to demonstrate how there are no morally relevant differences or qualities that exist between humans and animals that would allow us to treat the two groups differently on whether we can consume them as food or not.


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One fine day at a picnic (Video)

Our project aims to visually portray Peter Singer’s drowning child argument. By creating a scenario where three friends at a picnic know that there is a drowning person right before their eyes, but simply do not reach out to help him, we liken such an absurd behaviour to people who do not donate to charities to help the starving children. This advertisement video thus makes clear of Peter Singer’s argument that if one has the moral duty to save the drowning person, one certainly has equal moral duty to donate to the starving children.


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The Drowning Children Special (Video)

Our video explores Peter Singer’s Drowning Child Argument, where despite being on their way to a date, a heroic and benevolent man jumps into the pool to save a drowning school girl. After he saves her, he is approached by a man asking for donations to the children in Africa. The heroic man is resistant, but in light of his heroic act, is forced to defend himself against Singer’s arguments. Will he bow to pressure, or argue his way out of it?


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SIM4101: Life, the Universe, and Everything? (Video)

In this video, we explore the prospect of simulated lives in the future (or present depending on one’s school of thought). The story centres around Geraldine and her attempt to pass one of the most difficult classes known to all. With a number of tongue-in-cheek and humorous moments laced throughout the video, we aim to provoke thought into the possibility of simulated lives today; are we Real, or are we Sims? And more importantly, will we ever pass SIM4101: Life, the Universe, and Everything?


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Argument against Factory Farmed Food (Video)

Two friends were on their way to have a meal together. Right before they entered the restaurant, they were offered a flyer which conveyed the message of anti factory farming. However, they threw it away. In the restaurant, one of the friend ordered different kinds of meat and dishes. When the other friend was asked if he wanted anything else, he said he wanted shark’s fin soup. That led to a debate on whether there is a difference between consuming factory farmed food and shark’s fin soup, and whether it is right to consume both.


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Philosophy Cult Society Weekly Videos: Knowledge and it’s Discontent (Video)

The Philosophy Cult Society is back again with their weekly videos, aimed at promoting their love for Philosophy. This week, the cult has decided to tackle on the topic of Knowledge and it’s Discontent, using ancient Chinese Philosophy featuring key characters such as Mozi, Zhuangzi and HuiShi. While Zhuangzi and HuiShi debate over the happiness of turtles, Mozi proposes his own objective standards of assessment for there to be true knowledge. But yet, can this really be considered objective? Is there really no such thing as true objective knowledge?


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Political Authority: Moral (Un)Likeness (Video)

We present to the layman a digestible form of Huemer’s ‘Problem of Authority’ by drawing a parallel between conscription and forced gang recruitment. Through this, we question the moral basis for coercion and show that perhaps these acts of public bodies and private individuals may be morally analogous after all. (*Credits and bloopers not to be included for purposes of grading.)


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