KRITIKE: An Online Journal of Philosophy

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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 in 2007 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.

In addition to academic articles, the journal also features Metaporika Videos and Metaporika Podcasts.  Through these channels alternative media from various fora are streamed.  These alternative media feature various philosophical discourses beyond the bounds of the academic journal platform, which are not only instructive, but would also incite debate and dialogue as do traditional journal articles.

Kritike supports the Open Access Movement and is classified under the "Platinum OA" category, which means that articles published by the journal are fully accessible online without a subscription fee. Moreover, the journal does not levy charges against the authors for the publication of their works.  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 member of the Asian Journals Network and a Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Journal Incentive Program Recognized Journal (Journal Challenge Category).  The journal is indexed and listed in the following:

ASEAN Citation Index

Kritike is a biannual journal. Beginning 2024, regular issues will be published in March and September.

ISSN 1908-7330
OCLC 502390973
LCCN 2010252149
Editorial Board

Paolo A. Bolaños, University of Santo Tomas

Roland Theuas DS. Pada, University of Santo Tomas

Managing Editors

Gian Carla D. Agbisit, University of Santo Tomas
Anton Heinrich L. Rennesland, University of Santo Tomas
Raniel SM. Reyes, University of Santo Tomas

Associate Editors
Fleurdeliz R. Altez-Albela, University of Santo Tomas
Moses Aaron T. Angeles, San Beda College
Brian Lightbody, Brock University

Melanie P. Mejia, University of Santo Tomas
Dean Edward A. Mejos, University of Asia & the Pacific

Mario Wenning, Universidad Loyola Andalusia

Editorial Collaborative
Agustin Martin Rodriguez, Ateneo de Manila University
Napoleon Mabaquiao, De La Salle University
Jeffry Ocay, Eastern Visayas State University
Renante Pilapil, Ateneo de Davao University

Style and Copy Editors

Julia Carmela D. de Castro, University of Santo Tomas

Paula Nicole C. Eugenio, University of Santo Tomas

International Advisory Board
Romualdo E. Abulad, University of Santo Tomas

Karin Bauer, McGill University

Bob Brecher, University of Brighton

Roger Burggraeve, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Alfredo P. Co, University of Santo Tomas
William Franke, Vanderbilt University

Leovino Ma. Garcia, Ateneo de Manila University
Heinrich Geiger, Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst
Morny M. Joy, University of Calgary

John F. X. Knasas, University of St. Thomas - Houston
Megan Jane Laverty, Columbia University

Zosimo E. Lee, University of the Philippines - Diliman
Julius D. Mendoza, University of the Philippines - Baguio
Hans-Georg Moeller, University of Macau

Paul Patton, Wuhan University
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

Kritike is a member of the Asian Journals Network and is supported by
the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Letters
and the Office of the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation,
University of Santo Tomas

© 2007-2024 Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophy  
Department of Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas
España, Manila 1015, Philippines | ISSN 1908-7330
(63-2) 406-1611 loc. 8669
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