Has Singapore Killed Art? And then Propping it up through the Management of Art?

By Ranger Mills and Lishan Chan (printed in Because of the Night zine) Alongside with the disciplines of philosophy and the sciences, art is a generative activity, from which ideas and new ways of thinking can originate. In recent times, however, there has been a change from the perspective of art as generative to art …

Why is there a government? Can civil disobedience be justified?

A government is a system by which the community is being organised and run. According to one tradition in political philosophy, we have a government because it is necessary to prevent us from harming each other and as such to enable us to live together as a community. The philosopher Thomas Hobbes held that in …

Why does Singapore not have a global brand?

The question of why Singapore has no global brand can be explained by way of Singapore’s small population, or by way of America’s domination of the global brands board. But it can also be rephrased as a question of why Singaporeans lack the creativity, innovation, passion and ambition to create, develop and market products and …