Vatican on Gender Theory

July 2019 Pulse One of the most controversial fields of inquiry that has emerged in the last century during the post-war years is gender studies. Various influences have been attributed to the shaping of this field, whose influence is now felt in a wide variety of...

Death by Organ Donation

July 2019 Pulse One of the most important breakthroughs in modern medicine in the treatment of patients with certain forms of organ failure is organ transplantation. In the case of patients with kidney failure, for example, renal transplantation is preferred to...

Christianity and Marxism

June 2019 Pulse In his book entitled Christianity and Marxism (1995), the renowned Scottish philosopher, Alasdair Macintyre, observes that there are three ways in which modern western society has viewed Marxist philosophy. The first is to accept Marxism in toto as...

Darkness Has Become My Companion

July 2019 Pulse In 2014, the Institute of Mental Health in Singapore conducted a study involving adult residents aged between18 and 65 years. Entitled, The Mind Matters: A study of Mental Health Literacy this study sought to obtain information about the general...

Marxism and Religion

June 2019 Pulse In an article in The Guardian published on 4 May 2018, Philip Oltermann maintains that the thought of Karl Marx – that towering if controversial figure in the history of modern European philosophy and economics – is experiencing something of a revival....

Dignity, Respect and Speech

May 2019 Pulse There has been much discussion in recent months in Singapore about deliberate falsehoods (especially the online variety) and hate or offensive speech. Hardly a day passes that The Straits Times does not carry an article or two about these menaces and...