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.
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!
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!
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.
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”.
“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
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.
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?
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
A picture book about a pair of Philosopher parents’ dilemma to save or sacrifice their child, who has the ability to cure “Philoscolosis” – a disease that plagues people with existential crises. The story will cover Right or Wrong in term of Utilitarianism and Deontology, and Free Will.
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?
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’.
Our group would like to encourage citizens of the world to donate. We have used Peter Singer’s drowning child argument to propose that if one believes that he or she believes that there is a moral responsibility to save a drowning child, by that same logical thread, one should donate to charities to help with problems such as starvation; etc.