Cultura International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Volume 6, Issue 2, 2009

Nicolito A. Gianan
Pages 118-128

Upholding Philosophy as Emerging from Culture
The Case of Filipino Philosophy

This article is intended to promote the role of culture in the conception of philosophy, upholding the notion that philosophy emerges from culture. In fact, this attempt goes with the contention that philosophy does not subsist in a vacuum; philosophy requires a culture of human beings, capable of thinking and reasoning - a requirement that is universal and universalizable. In this context, the writer is compelled to exemplify this role, and maintain the case that Filipino philosophy emerges from a Filipino culture. The Filipino is a human being with a capability that engenders one's Filipino identity. Hence, the recognition of this identity is indicative of the existence of a Filipino culture in which Filipino philosophy subsists.