CALL FOR PAPERS
PAP National Conference 2013
In conjunction with the Asian Association of Christian Philosophers (AACP) Annual Conference 2013
When and Where: 9 April 2013, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City
Theme: "The Rise of the East and the Decline of the West? Philippine Philosophy at the Crossroads"
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Feorillo Petronilo A. Demeterio III, De La Salle University, Manila
As a preconference to the AACP event ("The Rise of the Asian Century: Trends in Asian and Christian Philosophy for Building a Just and Sustainable World"), this year's PAP National Conference will be specifically inquiring into the state of philosophy in the Philippines today-
Quito complained three decades ago that philosophy in the Philippines can only be saved through herculean means. In 1983, Quito's observations about the state of philosophy in the country were deemed veritable. Perhaps it is time for us to trace and find out whether, after thirty long years, philosophical teaching and research have gone beyond what Quito observed during her heyday as an esteemed philosophy professor. Has the teaching of philosophy gone beyond classroom oral debates? Do we now have more competent scholars who research and publish? Is it now worthwhile to pursue a Ph.D. degree in the Philippines? Have we been successful in elevating grassroots philosophy to the academic level? These are only some of the questions that we need to grapple with, as we ruminate on the observations of Quito.
In addition to Quito's challenge, the theme of this year's National Conference inquires about the Western origin of philosophy in an Eastern country. The peculiar history of the Philippines, having been colonized by two Western empires (Spain and America), profoundly shaped the way philosophy evolved-
A pressing question for us Filipino philosophers, however, is whether, in recent decades, we have matured culturally and intellectually by embracing more of our Eastern philosophical traditions, as opposed to being merely mouthpieces of Western writers. But, as "Filipinos," is it really possible for us to totally relinquish our Western fosterage. Indeed, perhaps Filipino Philosophy-
Through this year's National Conference theme, we are sending out this call for papers to invite you to share your thoughts on the current state of philosophy in the Philippines in dialectical contextualization in terms of intellectual history, as well as local and global socio-
We welcome paper abstract submissions from academics, graduate students, and independent scholars on the theme "The Rise of the East and the Decline of the West? Philippine Philosophy at the Crossroads." Please email your abstract of not more than 300 words with a tentative outline to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 March 2013. The 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. Please attach the file to your email. The 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. Please take note that there will be a limited number of abstracts that will be accepted, given that the National Conference this year is only for one day to give way to the AACP conference. We suggest that you send us your abstract way before the deadline to have a better chance of being accepted.
The following are the conference registration fees:
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For further details, please do not hesitate to send an email to email@example.com or visit the PAP website at http://www.pap73.org/. Please take note of the following important dates:
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