PAP National Conference 2012 10-12 April 2011 Venue TBA
“Discoursing Human Sexuality: Eros, Ethos, Nous”
J. Neil C. Garcia University of the Philippines - Diliman
Fr. Roberto Latorre University of Asia and the Pacific
the growing literature and its portrayal in various films, the problem
of human sexuality, especially here in the Philippines, is an issue that
is often met with resistance, curiosity, or even perversion.elusive
attitude of Filipinos about sexual matters, results in an ambivalent
response to socio-politico-religious matters involving human sexuality,
such as the Reproductive Health Bill, where maturity or seriousness of
treatment remains wanting.about sex is still profoundly taboo which
reflects the Philippine society’s ultraconservative stance towards human
sexuality.perhaps, we are just inheritors of the chasm between a
liberal stance- and a conservative stance towards human sexuality.
to censor discourse about human sexuality is to ignore a significant
dimension of being human, may that be natural or normative.—as shown by
intellectual figures, such as, the Marquis de Sade, Sigmund Freud,
Simone de Beauvoir, Julia Kristeva, Jacques Lacan, Luce Irigaray, Kate
Millet and Judith Butler—inquiring into human sexuality reveals much of
what and who we are as human beings.thematic could be approached through
various contexts: philosophical anthropology, feminism, psychology,
sociology, politics, law, biology, and even religion.topics explored, or
could be explored, range from marriage, procreation, and celibacy to
adultery, homosexuality, masturbation, flirtation, seduction,
prostitution, pornography, and sexual harassment.
human sexuality, there are three basic interconnected trajectories to be
explored.the erotic dimension is where the passions of the flesh and
the desire for sexual intimacy reveal much of what is human in us.
Ethos, the normative dimension, which inquires into the social and
political value of sexual activity; it inquires into the goodness, or
lack of it, of sexual activity and how the cultivation of one’s sexual
life contributes profoundly to the achievement of freedom and
happiness.the natural order, the very form of goodness, could also be
related to human sexuality, that is to say, human sexuality as the very
expression and medium of the order of nature.
With these in mind,
we are sending out this Call for Papers to invite you to join us in the
next Philosophical Association of the Philippines National Conference
with the theme “Discoursing Human Sexuality: Eros, Ethos, Nous,” to be
held on April 10-12, 2012. (venue to be announced later)
welcome paper abstract submissions from academics, graduate students,
and independent scholars on the theme outlined above.submit an abstract
of not more than 300 words with a tentative outline to Dr. Jove Jim S.
Aguas (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before February 25, 2012.abstract
should be in a Word or RTF file and prepared for blind review, i.e. the
name of the author should not appear in the file.attach the file to your
email.following author’s details should be indicated in the body of
your email: Name and designation of the author, institutional
affiliation and position, and title of the abstract.
We look forward to receiving your abstracts soon and we welcome you to yet another exciting PAP National Conference this April!