Dr. John Weckert, professor emeritus at Charles Sturt University in Australia and editor of the journal, Nanoethics, will be the Keynote Speaker in the 14th Social Ethics Society Conference slated on December 1 and 2, 2023. Dr. Roger Bayod of Cor Jesu College has also been tapped as coordinator for the visit of Dr. Weckert, who will deliver talks in some schools. Dr. Weckert is an expert in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology and Computer ethics.
First, a distinction must be made between Filipino philosophy and Filipinos doing philosophy. It's not the case that to be a Filipino philosopher, one must be writing Filipino philosophy. A Filipino scholar can be considered a philosopher even if what he or she writes is about Kant or Hegel. What Filipino philosophy means is another matter. For now, I prefer that we simply do philosophy or that we philosophize. We must also distinguish philosophizing in terms of its formal character and in terms of what ordinary folks do. To me, the manner that I was raised by my father elicited so many questions in my mind and I believe that many among us who are into the business of thinking, also experience the same, e.g. whether you are loved, what's the meaning of life, or if there is really a god. Of course, there's nothing original about those questions. But the point is, I just want to emphasize, not all get to ask about those things because perhaps life for other people is comfor