ALBELA, Fleurdeliz A.

Assoc. Prof. Fleurdeliz A. Albela, PhD

faalbela@ust.edu.ph | fleuraltez@gmail.com

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Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2009
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2003

Research Highlights

  • Hermeneutic reading of Poverty through Emmanuel Levinas’ Ethics
  • The Notion of the Good through Levinas’ Corporeal Phenomenology
  • Neo-Thomistic Personalism and Amoris Laetitia

Research Interests

  • Phenomenology
  • Existentialism
  • Emmanuel Levinas
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Ethics
  • Philosophical Anthropology

Major Recognitions

  • Silver Awardee, UST Office of the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation (2016)
  • Gawad Santo Tomas de Aquino Awardee, University of Santo Tomas (2012)

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, KRITIKE: An Online Journal in Philosophy (UST Department of Philosophy)
  • Associate Editor, FILOCRACIA: An Online Journal in Interdisciplinary Studies (Ateneo de Naga)

Selected Publications

“Phenomenologizing Organic Thought: Florentino H. Hornedo’s Philosophical Anthropology”. KRITIKE: An Online Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 10 No. 2 (December 2016). http://www.kritike.org/journal/issue_19/altez-albela_december2016.pdf.

“Review: Christopher Cleveland’s Thomism in John Owen”. Philippiniana Sacra. Vol. 52. No. 156 (May-August 2017),

“Thomistic Participation in Benedict XVI’s Encyclical Notes on Love.” FILOCRACIA: An Online Journal of Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies , 1:2 (2014) <http://www.filocracia.org/issue2_pages/altez_abela.html>

“The Body in Karol Wojtyla’s Notion of Love.” SIRIBAYAT: Lyceum of Aparri Journal of Philosophy (2013).

“Plights in Flights: the Concept of Escape as Transcendence in Emmanuel Levinas’ Ethics.” SIRIBAYAT: Lyceum of Aparri Journal of Philosophy (2012).

“The Body and Transcendence in Emmanuel Levinas’ Phenomenological Ethics.” KRITIKE: Online Journal of Philosophy. 5:1 (June 2011), 36-50, <http://www.kritike.org/journal/issue_9/altez-albela_june2011.pdf>.

“Liberation as Transcendence: A Levinasian Reading of the Plights of the Anawim (The Poor of Yahweh)” Budhi (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University, 2010).

Introduction to the Seventh Volume of Across the Philosophical Silkroad: A Festschrift in Honor of Alfredo P. Co. Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing, 2009.

“A Review of the film Oh God! in the light of Søren Kierkegaard.” The Owl: Official Journal of the UST Faculty of Philosophy. Manila: University of Santo Tomas, AY 2008-2009

“Banal and Implied Forms of Violence in Levinas’ Phenomenological Ethics.” KRITIKE: An Online Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 1 No. 1 (July 2007) http://www.kritike.org/journal/issue_4/altez2007.pdf (Accessed: 4 July 2007). Paper also delivered at a concurrent session during the Philosophical Association of the Philippines’ National Conference on April 2007, Caleruega Retreat Center, Nasugbu Batangas.

“The Dignity of the Responsible Agent: Thomism and Phenomenology in the Personalism of John Paul II.” AD VERITATEM. Vol. 6 No. 2 (March 2007), pp 595-612.

“Exploring the Hermeneutic Possibilities of the Levinasian Texts.” PHAVISMINDA Journal. Vol. 5 (May 2005), pp 123-138; also in UNITAS, Vol. 79 No. 3 (Sept. 2005), pp 549-568.