All posts tagged philosophy

REVIEW: The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus is an intense, though enigmatic, call to life. Not many of us can deny the pleasure that comes with reading, but for me, that effect has […]

Should We Fear Advances in Artificial Intelligence? (Part II)

AI (artificial intelligence) is increasingly pervading the lives of modern day people – and at an unprecedented rate. Approximately 50 years ago, both mobile telephones and televisions were at the […]

Embryo Screening – The Ethics of ‘Designer Babies’.

Nearly 40 years ago, the first ‘test tube baby’ was born. Since then, technological innovation has propelled forward at an unprecedented rate, allowing contemporary science to enable the prospect of ‘designer […]

Embryo Screening – Do We Deserve to Know the Future?   

  DNA is mostly locked up safely inside our cells, where it is used as an instruction manual to make every conceivable part of the human body. Cells are dying […]

‘Smart’ drugs – What do they really do?

From pulling all-nighters and forgetting to eat, to replacing all the blood in your veins with Red Bull, the academic demands of University life undoubtedly pushes students to extremes. In […]

Why Do Good People Do Bad Things? The Philosophy of Criminal Behaviour.

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that nobody fits the criteria of an ideal person. As humans, we are inherently flawed, and are innately inclined to display a mixture of personality […]

Autonomous cars – the road to the future? [1/2]

In an ideal world, in order to get from A to B, the average human being wouldn’t have to grapple with the mysterious ways of clutch control, or learn how […]

The ethics of medical data records – is sharing, caring? [1/2]

In contemporary society, as the surveillance state and ‘big brother’ watch us scuttle around in the city below, privacy becomes an ethical issue that is deserving of a spotlight. Whilst the ‘incognito’ tab […]

Consciousness and Perception – are you aware? [1/2]

Is the experience of consciousness a universal one? If so, how could we ever prove this? When does consciousness begin, or end? These questions remain mostly unanswerable by the greatest […]