HomePhilosophia: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 37 no. 1 (2008)

The Making of a Filipino Philosopher

Rolando M. Gripaldo

Discipline: Philosophy



It is not only important for a Filipino teacher or scholar of philosophy to transform oneself into a Filipino philosopher by innovating within one's favorite philosopher (from Kantian, e.g., to neo-Kantian), by rejecting a philosophical position and formulating one's own (discarding Hegelianism, e.g., and formulating a neorealism), or by examining old philosophical questions and offering one's own novel perspectival solutions. It is more important to transform oneself into a world-class philosopher.