[Blueboard] Asian Values Seminar from the Department of Philosophy
Mariel Ann P. Villanueva
mpvillanueva at ateneo.edu
Fri Apr 1 10:12:49 PHT 2011
Ph 156/226.1 Philosophical Perspectives: Asian Values
Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 12:00 nn, Faura Audio-Visual Room
The 21st century has been widely touted as the "Asian Century." How
well do we know Asia? What are the values that many say make us Asian?
Is there an Asian style of globalization? Enroll in this course and
discourse on the values that define "Asian."
Many political observers believe that countries in Asia with their
increasingly strong economies are gradually emerging as the new global
powers in the 21st century. As Asian countries modernize and come to
terms with their new found power, they struggle to contextualized
modernity and progress in their unique identities, cultures and value
But how much do we know our neighbors in Asia? What do Asians value?
Are there really Asian values? How is Asia similar and dissimilar from
The course aims to answer the question, "What are the values that
define what we today call Asians (even as there are as many Asian
identities as there are countries)?" To answer this, the course will
present some of the leading religions, philosophies and thinkers that
have defined the ethical traditions in Northeast (NE) and Southeast
(SE) Asia and India.
The concluding lectures will then explore how these religious and
intellectual traditions are re-articulated in contemporary Asian
societies and how they animate our modern, industrial, global lives.
Are the Asian tigers like China, Taiwan, Singapore, China, Korea
really modernizing in an Asian way?
Apr. 12, All Lecturers (first meeting at SS Conference Rms. 3&4 for
this day) - Overview of the Lectures (Texts and Requirements)
Apr. 13, Manuel B. Dy, Jr., Ph.D. - Buddhist Values & Their Relevance
Apr. 14, Manuel B. Dy, Jr., Ph.D. - The Asian Values of Mahatma Gandhi
Apr. 15, Roy Allan B. Tolentino, Ph.D. Cand. - Religion & Values:
Islam in Asia
Apr. 18, Roy Allan B. Tolentino, Ph.D. Cand. - Constructed Values:
Pancasila and People Power
Apr. 19 & 20, Andrew K.L. Soh, M.A. - Duty & Virtue: Preserving
Confucian Values in a Changing World
Apr. 25 & 26, Andrew K.L. Soh, M.A. - Living Wu: Discovering the Value
of Nothing in a Culture of Wants
Apr. 27- May 2, Antonette P. Angeles, Ph.D. and the Asian Values
Research Team - Is there really an Asian identity? Are there really
Asian values? How are the leading religious and intellectual
traditions re-articulated in
contemporary Asian societies? How do they animate our modern,
industrial, global lives? Are the Asian tigers like China, Taiwan,
Singapore, Korea really modernizing in an Asian way? This and more
will be the topics of discussion in the Asian Values part of the
May 3, Agustin Martin G. Rodriguez, Ph.D. - The Philippine Conception
of Good Governance
May 4, All Lecturers - Plenary Discussion
*Fees for the participants: Php 350 for every session, Php 3,000 for
the whole seminar with a certificate of attendance. Students enlisting
in the course are waived of the fees.
For inquiries, you may call the Philosophy Department at 426-6001 loc.5360/61
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