The Philosophy Department commits itself to the intellectual and moral formation of learners by developing their cognitive skills in purposeful search for existential meaning. It directs learner’s cognitive development toward transformative concretization that is achieved through self-realization in relation to others and to the Divine.
Our department envisions learners and graduates who enabled for critical deliberation, reasoned inquiry, and creative self-integration in pursuit of intellectual and moral excellence as professionally competent and socially-responsible individuals.
To develop critical minds by delivering an integrated process of reasoned inquiry and creative thinking that will engage learners in constant pursuit of holistic knowledge and transformative intellectual skills.
• To equip learners with the cognitive tool for structuring experience, thought content, and language into one coherent truth-statement
• To enable students to construct reasonable inferences through careful deliberation of personal judgment and those of the others
• To promote intellectual postures that critically accept, reject, or suspend claims of truth, and to whichever evaluation and appropriation of reasonable grounds precede proper judgment
• To encourage persistence in reflecting on the nature of the human person that takes the SELF as the vantage point from which existential meaning is derived and integrated to
• To inculcate in the minds of the students an understanding of the Ultimate Good to which all other ends in human activities – as rational, social, economic, cultural, spiritual beings – are directed, unified, and instrumental to the authentic moral life
• To achieve a lived-synthesis of various philosophical discourses into one integrated and coherent existential value
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Landline: (632) 567-7686 (local 277)
St. Scholastica’s College Manila
2560 Leon Guinto Street,
Malate, Metro Manila
Philosophy 1 (Critical Thinking)
Deals with the use of critical thinking in the pursuit of truth utilizing the Aristotelian Logic and the fundamentals of Ethics. It focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of correct and moral reasoning so as to equip students with logical and ethical tools to counteract falsehood and inconsistency. The course is essentially performance-based, consisting of a progressive series of concepts to be learned and mastered. It helps students acquire an intellectual depth and breadth, critical judgment, moral sensitivity and social consciousness to enable them to achieve clear and mature decisions.
Philosophy 2 (Philosophy of the Human Person)
Aimed at addressing the question: What does it mean to be a person? The response is elucidated through the use of the phenomenological method – a vital tool in the understanding of the person. In this course, the student is encouraged to embark on a journey, to recall those experiences that challenge him/her as a person. At the end of the reflective journey, the student awakens to a realization of the richer meaning of what it means to be a human being; it helps the student acquire intellectual breadth and depth, critical judgment, moral sensitivity and social consciousness which will enable him/her to progress in achieving clear and mature decisions. A study of this subject will enrich the study of other subjects. We will bridge theory to action through a 20-hour service component that allows for active cultivation and expression of core values through participation in the local community.