Welcome To My Page
Hi there, I’m Wei Xiang — yes, that’s my first name. I’m ethically Chinese, so there’re two ‘words’ in my first name. But I wasn’t born in China. I’m Malaysian. My friends have called me Philokid. That’s because philosophy students are very (very) rare in Asia.
If it helps, I’m an INTJ. In short, I offend people quite a lot, both with my eccentric ideas and behavior. It’s never my intention to offend, but I’ll find some way to do so — something I’m not proud of, of course.
I’m currently studying philosophy at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. I’ve been studying in Singapore since I was 15. Before that, I had been studying in Chinese schools in Malaysia. Studying aside, I’m teaching Mathematics and English part-time.
My current research interests in philosophy include moral philosophy and Chinese comparative philosophy. In other words, I’m very interested in issues concerning what we should and shouldn’t do. I’m also interested in studying philosophies and histories across different cultures. It really challenges my perception of what’s “normal.”
I enjoy doing many things—too many, in fact. Obviously, I enjoy reading and writing. Other than that, I enjoy playing my piano and guitar, gaming, cooking, basketball, ping pong, and — recently — watching anime.
Updated: 7 June 2021
I make myself a promise that I’ll only publish quality articles. But despite my best efforts, I’m bound to make mistakes, and I’m bound to disappoint some of my readers. I stand by most of my work. Here are several that I’m particularly proud of:
Most Popular Article
Why Are The Chinese So Good At Maths?
And why we can’t name a single famous Chinese mathematician.
Ethics and Moral Philosophy
- Is Moral Philosophy Misogynistic?
- Sympathy: The Foundation Of Moral Motivation
- Why We Believe Some Things Are Relative
- Should We Be Moral Nihilists?
- Is Procreation Morally Wrong?
- Wherein Does Humanity’s Goodness Lie?
- The Nature of Moral Disagreement
- The Failures of Modern Ethical Theories
- Dear Democracy, We Need More Than “Rights”
- Freedom Of Speech Isn’t For Everyone
- Something’s Very Wrong With Our Discourse on Freedom
- Why Are Toilets Separated by Sex?
- Why Do We Hate Our Jobs?
- Where Did “Freedom” Come From?
- The Origins of Sexism in Ancient Intellectual History
- The Dangers of Progress: Why We Should Be Bubble-Blowing
I really appreciate the exchange of ideas. Philosophy can only be done through feedback and critique. If my readers have any opinions, insights, or recommendations they wish to share, I’d greatly appreciate it.