About the Journal
KRITIKE is the official open access (OA) journal of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, Philippines. It is a Filipino peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, and international journal of philosophy founded by a group of UST alumni. The journal seeks to publish articles and book reviews by local and international authors across the whole range of philosophical topics, but with special emphasis on Continental Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy, and East-West Comparative Philosophy. The journal primarily caters to works by academic philosophers and graduate students, but we do welcome contributions with exeptional quality from undergraduate students.
The word "kritike" is Greek from the verb "krinein," which means to discern. Hence, kritike means the art of discerning or the art of critical analysis. Every form of philosophizing (Continental, Analytic, or Eastern) is, in one way or another, a "critique" of something. Being critical, therefore, is an attitude common to all philosophical traditions. Indeed, the meaning of philosophy is critique and to be philosophical is to be critical.
KRITIKE supports the Open Access Movement and is free to anyone who wishes to use it. Articles can either be read on site or downloaded as pdf files and old issues are archived for future retrieval.
KRITIKE does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the papers published.
KRITIKE is abstracted and indexed in the following databases:
Humanities International Complete™ (EBSCO Publishing)
Modern Language Association (MLA) Directory of Periodicals
Directory of Open Access Journals
Philippine Journals Online
Asia Journals Online
KRITIKE is a biannual journal published in June and December of each year.
ISSN 1908-7330 | OCLC 502390973 | www.kritike.org
Paolo A. Bolaños, University of Santo Tomas
Roland Theuas DS. Pada, University of Santo Tomas
Fleurdeliz R. Altez-Albela, University of Santo Tomas
Moses Aaron T. Angeles, San Beda College
Marella Ada M. Bolaños, University of Santo Tomas
Peter Emmanuel A. Mara, University of Santo Tomas
Melanie P. Mejia, St. Scholastica's College
Dean Edward A. Mejos, University of Asia & the Pacific
Book Review and Creative Works Editors
Darlene Demandante, University of Santo Tomas
Tracy Ann P. Llanera, Macquarie University
Wendyl Luna, Far Eastern University
Jonathan Villacorta, University of Santo Tomas
International Advisory Board
Romualdo E. Abulad, University of San Carlos
Karin Bauer, McGill University
Alfredo P. Co, University of Santo Tomas
Leovino Ma. Garcia, Ateneo de Manila University
Zosimo E. Lee, University of the Philippines - Diliman
Julius D. Mendoza, University of the Philippines - Baguio
Hans-Georg Moeller, University College Cork
Karl-Heinz Pohl, Universität Trier
Nicholas H. Smith, Macquarie University
John Rundell, University of Melbourne
Vincent Shen, University of Toronto
"I would thus propose this general characterization as a rather preliminary definition of critique: the art of not being governed so much."
- Michel Foucault
The publication of KRITIKE is being supported by
THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
University of Santo Tomas