LAUNCHING HELIAIA I: The UPLB Undergraduate Philosophy

The Philosophical Society of UPLB will be launching HELIAIA I: The UPLB Undergraduate Philosophy Conference with the theme Timeless Pillars Reaching New Horizons. It is  envisioned as the first among the annual installations of philosophical conferences in the University of the Philippines Los Baños. 

Through this conference, The Philosophical Society of UPLB aims to accept and  present philosophical papers from undergraduate students all around the globe. The current pool of  presenters include undergraduate students from France, Qatar, Malaysia, and Philippines. The conference  will take place on May 22, 2021 (Saturday) from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM through the platform Zoom. The event will be entirely free of charge for both presenters and participants. 

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The event will feature Dr. Peter Singer as an international speaker. Dr. Singer is an Australian moral  philosopher, author, and activist, currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University  Center for Human Values at Princeton University. He is the founding president of the International  Association of Bioethics. He is also the founder and board chair of the Life You Can Save, a nonprofit organization that fights extreme poverty.

Publicity material from The Philosophical Society of UPLB

There will also be two plenary speakers, the first of which is Dr. Jacklyn Cleofas, an assistant professor at  the Department of Humanities in UPLB. She earned her PhD in Philosophy at the National University of Singapore. Following Dr. Cleofas will be Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc, an associate professor at the Ateneo de Davao University and a visiting Professor for Global Justice at the American University of Sovereign Nations in Arizona, USA. He holds a Master of Applied Ethics from Linkoping University in Sweden and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. 

The philosophical conference is also recognized by official offices in UPLB, namely the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Humanities, as well as the Philosophy Division. Other partners include PUP Societas Philosophiae, UPLB College of Arts Freshman Council, Silliman University Philosophy  Department, UPLB Perspective, Samahan ng mga Lasalyanong Pilosopo, and UP Kabataang Pilosopo Tasyo. 

The Philosophical Society of UPLB is a duly recognized academic organization for philosophy students  and enthusiasts based in the University of the Philippines Los Baños, formed under the principles of  enlightenment, excellence, and solidarity. The organization aims to promote interest and appreciation for  Philosophy through engaging activities, diverse partnerships, and active participation of individuals in  philosophical discourse. 


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