Written by Frederick Choo, Illustrated by June Ming Magicians are often seen on shows and in real life leaving people amazed and filled with wonder. Some common responses to magic are “How did he do that?” and “That’s impossible!” Philosopher Jason Leddington has recently given his analysis of what magic is. Magic, on his view, … Continue reading Summer Series 2018: The Experience of Magic
Written by Zulhaqem Zulkifli A cool and wet night – Raindrops trickling down streetlights; A race in amber. I start this piece with a small personal indulgence in the above haiku verse inspired by the steady lull of the light pattering of fine strained rain, beating softly on the window panes. My musings under cover … Continue reading Summer Series 2018: Haikus of Difference — Poetics of the Other
Written by Chan Kei Nin, Illustrated by Ngiam Li Yi Economic concerns remain one of the largest obstacles that environmental protection efforts come up against, given our penchant for non-sustainable economic practices or practices which utilise non-renewable energy sources (which we often take to yield greatest utility for us). A conflict is frequently shown between … Continue reading Summer Series 2018: Could Confucian thought help us save our Earth?
Written by Yuka Kamamoto This year for our Summer Series, Nanyang Philosophy Review will be exploring the theme of “wonder”, based on Plato’s saying that, “Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.” Philosophy trains us to ask questions, to cultivate our innate sense of wonder, which is something that comes … Continue reading Summer Series 2018: Editor’s Note
Current NTU philosophy undergraduate Zulhaqem Zulkifli sat down with Dr. Yao Xinzhong, a visiting professor and scholar from Renmin University. He has recently taught HY4112 Confucian and Judeo-Christian Philosophies of Wisdom here at Nanyang Technological University. They talked about the state of philosophy departments during the Cultural Revolution, comparative philosophy, and the inseparability of philosophy and … Continue reading Conversation: Dr. Yao Xinzhong
Written by Ooi Teck Chye Introduction I think it is fair to say that many people, at some point or another, have engaged in piracy in some form. It could be a song, movie, TV series or game, or even just a copy of a ridiculously-priced textbook you downloaded online. In this article, I want … Continue reading Opinion: Piracy and the “I Never Would Have Bought It” Argument