Postmodernism from the perspectives of Filipino philosophers: Abulad, Co, Demeterio, and Pavo
College of Liberal Arts
Postmodernism may have originated from the west, but the Philippines as an English-speaking neo-colonial state that is thrust into context of globalization could not remain for long unaffected by the impact of this cultural and philosophical movement or trend. This paper analyzed postmodernism as seen by four Filipino philosophy scholars who are known in as far as the field of Filipino philosophy is concerned: Romualdo Abulad, Alfredo Co, Feorillo Demeterio III, and Raymundo Pavo. This paper made thematic, comparative and contrastive readings of the relevant essays of these four Filipino philosophy scholars in accordance to their: 1) definitions of postmodernism, 2) aspects of postmodernism analyzed, 3) discursive positioning, 4) underpinning concerns, and 5) general appraisals of postmodernism. The overall aim of this paper is to provide an initial assessment on how postmodernism has impacted the Philippines and how Filipino philosophy is coming to terms with this predominantly western phenomenon. © 2018 Mary Irene Clare O. Deleña and Raymond John D. Vergara.
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Deleña, M. O., & Vergara, R. D. (2018). Postmodernism from the perspectives of Filipino philosophers: Abulad, Co, Demeterio, and Pavo. Kritike, 12 (1), 140-161. https://doi.org/10.25138/12.1.a7