KRITIKE: An Online Journal of Philosophy

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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 the following subject strands:

  • Filipino Philosophy

  • Oriental Thought and East-West Comparative Philosophy

  • Continental European Philosophy

  • Anglo-American Philosophy

The journal primarily caters to works by professional philosophers and graduate students of philosophy, but welcomes contributions from other fields (literature, cultural studies, gender studies, political science, sociology, history, anthropology, economics, inter alia) with strong philosophical content.

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. Any form of philosophizing 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 classified under the Gold OA category, which means that articles published by the journal are fully accessible online without a subscription fee. Articles can either be read on site or downloaded as pdf files and old issues are archived for future retrieval.

KRITIKE is committed to meet the highest ethical standards in research and academic publication.  The journal is guided by the principles set in its Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.

KRITIKE is a Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Accredited Research Journal (A-2 Category) and is indexed and listed in the following:

KRITIKE is a biannual journal published in June and December of each year.

ISSN 1908-7330 | OCLC 502390973 |

Editorial Board

Paolo A. Bolaños, University of Santo Tomas

Managing Editor
Roland Theuas DS. Pada, University of Santo Tomas

Associate Editors
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, University of Santo Tomas
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, University of New South Wales
Jonathan Villacorta, University of Santo Tomas

Style and Layout Editors
Ranier Carlo V. Abengaña, University of Santo Tomas
Pia Patricia P. Tenedero, University of Santo Tomas

Editorial Collaborative
Agustin Martin Rodriguez, Ateneo de Manila University
Napoleon Mabaquiao, De La Salle University
Jeffry Ocay, Silliman University
Renante Pilapil, Ateneo de Davao University
Ryan Urbano, University of San Carlos

International Advisory Board
Romualdo E. Abulad, University of Santo Tomas
Karin Bauer, McGill University
Alfredo P. Co, University of Santo Tomas
Leovino Ma. Garcia, Ateneo de Manila University
Heinrich Geiger, Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst
John F. X. Knasas, University of St. Thomas - Houston
Zosimo E. Lee, University of the Philippines - Diliman
Julius D. Mendoza, University of the Philippines - Baguio
Hans-Georg Moeller, University of Macau
Karl-Heinz Pohl, Universität Trier
Peter L P Simpson, City University of New York
Nicholas H. Smith, Macquarie University
John Rundell, University of Melbourne
Vincent Shen, University of Toronto

John Weckert, Charles Sturt University


University of Santo Tomas
España, Manila

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