Title

Free and creative communal compassion: Reconstructing a contextualized Filipino ethics of sexuality

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Theology and Religious Education

Document Type

Article

Source Title

Philosophia (Philippines)

Volume

20

Issue

1

First Page

19

Last Page

38

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

Due to the increased cases of sexual impurity among the contemporary Filipino teens I felt the dire need to search for an appropriate approach in formulating a content of sexual ethic that is relevant for them. Three approaches were the subject of investigation namely: positive church norms; various cultural norms; and philosophically-oriented conception of the person. I realized that to generate a more comprehensive one, the approach should be based on the socio-cultural influences that affect their everyday life. This is where I suggest Ferdinand Dagmang’s solidarity ethics of malasakit at damay which essentially embodied this quality. However, this ethic needs to be reconstructed in order to be more contextualized and non-discriminatory for these teens. Thus, a new ethic called free and creative communal compassion is presented. This proposed ethic revolves around the concepts of caring community, purified intimacy, and free and creative show of compassion. © 2019 Philippine National Philosophical Research Society. All rights reserved.

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Disciplines

Gender and Sexuality | Religious Education

Keywords

Sexual ethics for teenagers--Philippines; Teenagers—Sexual behavior--Philippines

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