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.
We are currently in the process of setting up the NYPR team for the new academic year (AY 17/18).
NYPR Team, AY 16/17
Shalom Chalson is a 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.
Frederick Choo is a 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 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 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.
Ooi Teck Chye is a 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 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.
Harisan Nasir was a 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.
Zulhaqem Zulkifli is a Philosophy undergraduate at NTU. His interests includes Buddhist philosophy, Chinese philosophy, Hindu philosophy, Existentialism, Religious philosophy and Political Philosophy. Zulhaqem is a also a volunteer leader in Engaging Hearts, a volunteer group which aids the elderly, poor, and disabled. In his free time, he writes poetry, paints, play games, reads and is also a practitioner of the martial art of Silat. At nightfall, he can be found outside gazing at the night skies, especially on full moon nights, from which he gets inspiration for his poetry.
Chan Kei Nin is a Philosophy undergraduate at NTU. Her primary research interests include bioethics, metaethics, political philosophy and philosophy of law. She was an intern at the Bioethics Advisory Committee Secretariat during the past summer break. Outside of her academic pursuits, Kei Nin has been involved competitively in target sports from shooting to archery for more than a decade, and has more recently begun to engage recreationally in boxing. In her free time, she indulges in musicals, books, and 70’s & 80’s hard rock.