“Education brings about progress,” is this really the case all the time?

Discuss the claim that education guarantees progress.           As Nelson Mandela posited, education is the key to success. Education, whether formal or informal education, is the passing on of knowledge and wisdom from the more knowledgeable and wise, namely a teacher, mentor, or tutor, to the less knowledgeable, in the form [...]

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Do All Laws Serve Justice?

To what extent does the law ensure justice is served? Immanuel Kant once posited, “in law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others”. Laws today, including any legislative policy with intention to deter wrongdoings or encourage moral actions with the ultimate punishment of jail term or fines for not abiding by [...]

Should Foreign Aid Continue?

“Foreign aid is ineffective and wasteful.” Is this true? Foreign aid can be seen as the direct funding given by the more well-to-do countries to the less developed or developing countries, in the form of food and medical supplies, and most often, monetary loans in the name of charity. Nonetheless, charity in itself in the [...]

Is breaking the law ever acceptable?

         According to Ayn Rand, a Russian American Philosopher in the twentieth century, “One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” Indeed, the government passes an inordinate number of laws such that it is grinding to avoid committing crimes at all. Some may argue [...]

Is Murder Really Immoral All The Time?

Consider the view that killing in any form can never be justified. According to Aemilius Papinianus, “It is easier to commit murder than to justify it.” Unsurprisingly, modern-day humans are still committing homicides that may be irrational or unforgivable, due to negative emotions or psychological defects. In cases as such, murderers must always be culpable [...]

Are Medical Advances Really That Ideal?

How far do you support medical interference in human procreation? As stated by Hippocrates – the Greek scientist who founded rational science, “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love for humanity.” Indeed, the application of medical knowledge can be seen as the salvation of human lives, as it provides people [...]

We Need Religion… A Proper One

Is there a more urgent need for religion in today’s world? In view of the rise of globalisation, countless studies have shown the increasing worldwide trends of criminality against oneself, against the community, and against the world. Self-harm and suicide rates have risen over the years, mass acts of immorality have been intensified in the [...]