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Past SES president conferred "Maxima Cum Laude" by USC

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Christopher Ryan Maboloc, past president of the Social Ethics Society, has been conferred the rare distinction of "Maxima Cum Laude" by the University of San Carlos for his doctorate degree in philosophy during graduation rites held last April 10, 2017 in Cebu City.


The award is the highest in the graduate school of USC and the first that has been given. Based on the criteria, the award is conferred on a graduate with a GPA of not less than 1.07, comprehensive exam average scores of not less than 95%, publication in an indexed international journal during the course of the study, and presentation of the dissertation research in an international conference.


Maboloc's dissertation was a critique of the Rawlsian idea of impartiality using Iris Marion Young's politics of difference and Martha Nussbaum's capability ethics. In his research, he developed was is called the "systems model" in understanding cognitive disability, autism in particular. Nussbaum her…

SES is now part of the joint national philosophical conference in Baguio City

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The Social Ethics Society is now part of the joint national conference in philosophy that will be held in Baguio in April 2017 at St. Louis University. The annual conference will be participated in by the Philosophical Association of the Philippines, the Philosophical Association of the Visayas and Mindanao, and the Philosophical Association of Northern Luzon. The theme of the conference is "Pedagogy, Philosophy and the Liberal Arts."


Fr. Dexter Veloso, president of the SES, approved the participation recently, with the intent of collaborating with the other philosophical associations in the country. The SES was established in 2010 by the late Dr. Romulo Bautista and Prof. Christopher Ryan Maboloc. It has also its own journal, the SES Journal of Applied Philosophy, whose editor is Fr, Urbano Pardillo, Jr. The SES has since held six conferences, the last of which was at Secdea Resort in Samal Island.