About the NYPR:
The Nanyang Philosophy Review is a publication run by the students of Nanyang Technological University’s philosophy programme. It began when likeminded individuals gathered with the aim of creating a platform for undergraduates to share ideas in philosophy. It is through the publishing of essays, research papers, and opinion editorials that the NYPR hopes to cultivate an environment for vigorous, but healthy debate. This endeavour is an inclusive one: the NYPR’s ultimate aim is to make academic philosophy more accessible to a wide audience.
The NYPR Team:
Editor: Shalom Chalson
Shalom is a third-year Philosophy major at NTU. Her interests include political philosophy and the philosophy of mind. She has some experience in the media and publications — she was a writer at the Nanyang Chronicle, a member of the SGIFF’s Youth Jury, and an editor at her JC’s paper.
Writers & Reviewers:
Frederick Choo is a year two philosophy undergraduate and research assistant at NTU. His primary interests lie in the philosophy of religion, metaethics, and the epistemology of disagreement. He is a blog contributor at moralapologetics.com and he helps to lead Reasonable Faith Singapore. His non-intellectual hobbies include music and magic.
Ng Ling Xuan is a third-year Philosophy major at NTU. Her ever-evolving philosophical interests range from philosophy of mind/perception to existentialism and metaethics, and from Buddhist philosophy to Daoist thought. She has been involved in editorial work at Heavy Metal Tribune, of which she is a co-founder. In her free time, Ling Xuan consumes music/films copiously, practices Cardistry, and is a huge fan of craft beers.
Marcus Teo is a first-year philosophy undergraduate with a background in research psychology. His interests include moral psychology, metaethics, normative ethics, and moral nihilism. He has worked on two publications presented at the 2013 Student Research Awards held by the Singapore Psychological Society. In his free time, he performs as a classically trained percussionist.
Teck Chye is a second-year Philosophy major at NTU. His main interest is in ethics. He holds the firm belief that philosophy should be accessible and practically applicable, and of interest to everyone, not just philosophy majors. In his free time, Teck Chye engages in a ridiculous amount of hobbies and other interests, the least impressive of which includes copious amounts of gaming. He is also interested in music and film, camping and hiking, and has experience with Parkour and Muay Thai.
Yuka Kamamoto is a second-year philosophy undergraduate at NTU. Her interests include Chinese philosophy, particularly Daoist thought, process metaphysics, and naturalist theory of mind. She previously studied Film, Sound and Video at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and has worked in a few local film productions such as Apprentice (2016), 7 Letters (2015), October (2015), and My Autograph Book (2015). In her free time, she enjoys reading novels and watching films.
The Nanyang Philosophy Society Team:
President: Harisan Nasir
Harisan is a fourth-year Philosophy major at NTU. His interests are in bioethics, political philosophy and philosophical Daoism. He is also a defender of potato-ism, the doctrine stating that everything is either potato or not-potato. He previously interned at the Bioethics Advisory Committee Secretariat and believes that ideas from philosophers should be applied to certain matters of public policy. In his spare time, Harisan can be found setting up the official Nanyang Philosophy Society.