Triết học 101 – Lập Luận

Một người học triết cần phải nắm rõ ràng và chắc chắn cách lập luận hay tranh luận (arguments). Tất cả các vấn đề trong triết học đều quay xung quanh lập luận. Nhưng tất nhiên không phải ai cũng biết thế nào là lập luận và cách lập luận như thế nào là đúng.

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Killing an Innocent in Self-Defense

Otsuka in his paper “Killing the Innocent in Self-defense” insists that we are not morally justified to kill innocent aggressor in self-defense. In this paper, I will argue that it is indeed morally permissible to kill an innocent aggressor in self-defense if killing them was the only choice available to prevent the fatal threats.

Response to Skeptical Theism

The basic thesis of evidential problem of evil is that because there is probably so much pointless evil in the world, it is rational to think that God does not exist.  Wykstra’s skeptical theism attempts to show that it is, in fact, more rational to believe there is no pointless evil at all, which means... Continue Reading →

Goverment Surveillance, Kant, Snowden and John Oliver

John Oliver is a freaking genius. He came up with an analogy between Section 215 of the Patriot Act and a car-related activities. The act says the NSA has a right to collect any 'tangible' things whatsoever for the sake of preventing international terrorism. This is no different from you borrowing your father's car and... Continue Reading →

A Vulnerable Community

Hello World!

After the Paris attack last Friday, my news feed was inundated with statuses of my friends expressing their horror, shock and grief over the horrifying incident that happened in the glamorous City of Lights. As someone who is not interested in expressing opinions on social media, I felt obliged to say something about this tragedy, but my thoughts were just scattered around. I was shocked and frightened. However, what surprised me the most was the kind of thoughts that suddenly pop up in my head when I scrolled down the news thread about the attack. “What’s so wrong with Islam?”. I know that I’m not alone with this doubt, which is even more problematic, as I have seen this point repeated from time to time during my discussions with friends about recent terrorist attacks.

Although I am clearly not a Muslim, Islam has always been intrinsically intriguing to me. During my…

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