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‘Ethics of thinking’ creates deeper understanding on situations—philo prof

‘Ethics of thinking’ creates deeper understanding on situations—philo prof

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by MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM THE ETHICS of thinking offers deeper understanding of the pandemic by allowing the mind to think beyond the anthropological view, philosophy professor Paolo Bolaños said Thursday during the launching of his book “Nietzsche and Adorno on Philosophical Praxis, Language, and Reconciliation: Towards an Ethics of Thinking.” Bolaños mentioned that the ethics of thinking is “a guide of thinking that is motivated by guilt” because humans, as rational beings, were responsible for understanding human and non-human others.  He suggested that utilizing ethical thinking as a philosophical practice would enable humans to recognize the pandemic adversaries from the perspective of non-human others—the point of view of being a virus.  “If we are able to do that at l
Philo dep’t calls to end aristocracy of sex against women philosophers

Philo dep’t calls to end aristocracy of sex against women philosophers

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by JANIS JOPLIN MOISES THE DEPARTMENT of Philosophy and the Graduate School of Philosophy have committed to uplift women philosophers and their contributions to the flourishing of the most male-dominated field in humanities; Philosophy—a philosophy instructor said Thursday in a webinar titled “Women & Phenomenology.” Women struggle to thrive in the field of Philosophy due to the existing aristocracy of sex, Gina Opiniano quoted from a professor from the College of London. “We’re thankful for the crafting of this class that makes possible endeavors to examine things as what appears to us and it’s appearing, and our conscious experience as experience. These are thoughts we extracted from the few brave, brilliant, [and] inspiring women phenomenologists who have made sure that som
Scholars discuss Ricoeur’s philosophical views in int’l convention

Scholars discuss Ricoeur’s philosophical views in int’l convention

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  SCHOLARS FROM around the world gathered in the University of Santo Tomas (UST) to talk about the views and writings of late French philosopher Paul Ricoeur on politics, society, and religion in an international conference held Friday and Saturday. Prof. Boyd Blundell from the Loyola University of the United States tackled the aspects of the self which Ricoeur once identified as ipse (identity understood as selfhood) and idem (identity understood as sameness) and Ricoeur’s reflection on detour and return. “Detour is the life lived in concrete participation,” Blundell said, adding that in order to recognize one’s purpose, one must return from the abstract distance back to concrete participation. Robert Savage from the University of California discussed exemplarity and
Relevance of critical theory in society discussed in forum

Relevance of critical theory in society discussed in forum

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THE CONNECTION between critical theory and public sphere was discussed in a public lecture titled “Critical Theory and Philippine Society: Perspectives from Inside Out/Outside In” Friday, at the Martyr’s Hall, as a commemoration of this year’s World Philosophy Day. Critical theory, as defined by Department of Philosophy Chair Dr. Paolo Bolaños, is the engagement to social reality, and “needs a certain public sphere in order to open its ideas.” Bolaños also mentioned that one must be able to experience the wrong state of things in order to understand the said theory. “Hope is only possible if we recognize the hopeless,” said the editor in chief of Kritike, an online journal of Philosophy. Meanwhile, Department of Media Studies chair Dr. Joyce Arriola said the critical theory co