BOLAÑOS, Paolo A.

BOLAÑOS, Paolo A.

Paolo A. Bolaños is a Full Professor and member the Department of Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, Philippines. He headed the Department from 2011 to 2019. He also served as Program Lead for Philosophy at the UST Graduate School from 2013 to 2020. Bolaños is a Research Fellow at UST’s Researcher Center for Culture, Arts, and Humanities (RCCAH). He obtained his AB Philosophy from UST; his MA in Philosophy from Brock  University, Canada; and his PhD in Philosophy from Macquarie University, Australia. His research and teaching interests are mainly on the works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Theodor Adorno, Gilles Deleuze, Frankfurt School Critical Theory, and Post-Marxism. Bolaños is the founding Editor-in-Chief of two philosophy journals, Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophy (https://www.kritike.org/) and Suri: Journal of the Philosophical Association of the Philippines (https://suri.pap73.org/). He is also a member of the Editorial Boards of various academic journals, such as, the Antoninus Journal, Diwa: Studies in Philosophy and Theology, Social Ethics Journal of Applied Philosophy, PHAVISMINDA Journal, and Sabton: Multidisciplinary Research Journal. Bolaños is a member of the Philippine Academy of Philosophical Research (PAPR). He is the author of two books, On Affirmation and Becoming: A Deleuzian Introduction to Nietzsche’s Ethics and Ontology (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2014) and Nietzsche and Adorno on Philosophical Praxis, Language, and Reconciliation: Towards an Ethics of Thinking (Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books, UK, 2020).

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Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, major in PhilosophyMacquarie University – Sydney, Australia (2010)
  • Master of Arts in PhilosophyBrock University – Ontario, Canada (2006)
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy (Magna cum Laude), University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines (2002)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines (1999)

Research Highlights

  • Author of On Affirmation and Becoming: A Deleuzian Introduction to Nietzsche’s Ethics and
    Ontology (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2014) and Nietzsche and Adorno on
    Philosophical Praxis, Language, and Reconciliation: Towards an Ethics of Thinking
    (Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books, UK, 2020)
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief of two research journals: Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophy
    (https://www.kritike.org/) and Suri: Journal of the Philosophical Association of the
    Philippines (https://suri.pap73.org/)
  • Member of the Philippine Academy of Philosophical Research (PAPR)

Research Interests

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Theodor Adorno
  • Critical Theory
  • Post-Marxism
  • Social and Political Philosophy

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

Graduate Level

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Advanced Critical Theory
  • Friedrich
    Nietzsche
  • Gilles Deleuze
  • GWF Hegel
  • Max Horkheimer
  • Theodor Adorno
  • Axel Honneth
  • Contemporary Readings of Marx I
  • Contemporary Readings of Marx II
  • Seminar on Non-
    violence and Post-truth

Undergraduate Level

  • Survey of Frankfurt School Critical Theory
  • Theorizing
    Enlightenment and Modernity
  • Dialectical Materialism
  • German and French Critical Theory
  • Aesthetics, Social, and Political Philosophy
  • Philosophical Anthropology

 

Major Recognitions

  • Recipient, Silver Series for Research, 2012-2014, granted by the Office of Research and Innovation, University of Santo Tomas, in 2016
  • Recipient, Silver Series for Research, 2010-2012, granted by the Office of Research and Innovation, University of Santo Tomas, in 2014
  • Recipient, Silver Series for Research, 2008-2010, granted by the Office of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Research, University of Santo Tomas, in 2012
  • Recipient, Postgraduate Research Funding (PGRF), 2008-2009, granted by the Higher Degree Research Unit, Macquarie University
  • Scholarship Winner, International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (iPRS), 2006-2009, granted by the Government of Australia through Macquarie University
  • Scholarship Winner, International Macquarie University Research Scholarship (iMURS), 2006-2009, granted by the Higher Degree Research Unit, Macquarie University
  • Scholarship Winner, The John Mayer Graduate Scholarship, 2005-2006, granted by the Office of Graduate Studies, Brock University
  • Full Scholarship Winner, Government of Canada Awards, 2004-2005, granted by Foreign Affairs Canada and administered by the International Council for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Bureau for International Education

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas, 2011-2019
  • Program Lead, Philosophy Program, University of Santo Tomas Graduate School, 2013-present
  • Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophyhttp://www.kritike.org, ISSN 1908-7330.
  • Editorial Consultant, Suri: Journal of the Philosophical Association of the Philippines, ISSN 2244-386X.
  • Associate Editor,The Antoninus Journal: A Multidisciplinary Journal of the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School, ISSN 2423-3048.
  • Member, Philippine Academy of Philosophical Research (PAPR)
  • Board Member, Philosophical Association of the Philippines (PAP)
  • Member, Philosophical Association of the Visayas and Mindanao (PHAVISMINDA)

Selected Publications

Forthcoming

  • Ethics, Justice, and Recognition: Essays on Critical Theory (under review by the UST Publishing House)
  • Thought-Pieces: Nietzschean Reflections on Anti-foundationalism, Ethics, and Politics (under review by Aletheia Publishing)

Books

  • Nietzsche and Adorno on Philosophical Praxis, Language, and Reconciliation: Towards an Ethics of Thinking (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books, 2020). ISBN (Hardback): 978-1-7936-0802-4; ISBN (eBook): 978-1-7936-0803-1
  • On Affirmation and Becoming: A Deleuzian Introduction to Nietzsche’s Ethics and Ontology (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014). ISBN (10): 1-4438-6683-0, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-6683-5
  • ACTA: Proceedings of the Quadricentennial International Philosophy Congress (Thomism and Asian Cultures: Celebrating 400 Years of Dialogue Across Civilizations) (Manila: UST Publishing House, 2012), co-edited with Co, Alfredo P.   ISBN (10): 9-7150-6672-0, ISBN (13): 978-9-7150-6672-3

Book Chapters

  • “From Rigidity to Receptivity: Articulating an Ethics of Thinking via Nietzsche and Adorno,” in Representation and Contestation: Cultural Politics in a Political Century, ed. by John McSweeney and Ching-Yu Lin (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2010), 167-179.
  • “Thinking Difference: Nietzsche and Adorno on the Ethics of Thinking,” in Culture, Politics, Ethics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. by Scott H. Boyd, Ana Cristina Gil and Baldwin Wong (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009), 53-62.
  • “Quest for Peace Amidst the Death of God: Perspectives on Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Affirmation and Camus’s Ethics of Solidarity,” in Engaging Philosophical Traditions: Filipino Perspectives on Certain Philosophical Topics, ed. by Rolando M. Gripaldo, et al. (Manila: Philosophical Association of the Philippines, 2007), 44-55.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • “Becoming-virus, Life from the Point of View of a Virus,” in PHAVISMINDA Journal, 19 (2020), 190-193.
  • “Critical Theory and the Prospects of Radical Democracy,” in Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophy, 14:2 (December 2020), 19-36.
  • “Social Justice as a Normative Foundation for Critical Theory,” in Diwa: Studies in Philosophy and Theology, 43:1 (May 2019), 35-48.
  • “A Battlefield of Theoretical Leverages: Habermas and Early Critical Theory,” in Social Ethics Society Journal of Applied Philosophy, 4:2 (October 2018), 1-14.
  • “Between Struggle and Peaceful Dialogue: An Overture to Honneth and Ricoeur on Recognition,” in Budhi: Journal of Ideas and Culture, 20:2 (2016), 85-117.
  • “The Promise of the Non-Identical: Adorno’s Revaluation of the Language of Philosophy,” in Discipline Filosofiche, 26:2 (2016), 151-166.
  • “Metaphysical and Epistemic Anti-Foundationlism in Nietzsche and Buddhism,” in Siribayat: Journal of Philosophy, 3:1-2 (2015), 79-89.
  • “What is Critical Theory? Max Horkheimer and the Makings of the Frankfurt School Tradition,” in Mabini Review, 2:1 (2013), 1-19.
  • “Philosophy from the Standpoint of Damaged Life: Adorno on the Ethical Character of Thinking,” in Budhi: Journal of Ideas and Culture, 16:3 (2012), 78-93.
  • “The Ethics of Recognition and the Normativity of Social Relations: Some Notes on Axel Honneth’s Materialist Philosophical Anthropology,” in SURI: The Official Journal of the Philosophical Association of the Philippines, 1:1 (2012), 15-24.
  • “Hegel and Nietzsche on Modernity, History, and Metaphysics (Some Notes on Elective Affinities),” in Scientia: Research Journal of the College of Arts & Sciences San Beda College, Special Issue on the Liberal Arts (June 2011), 225-248.
  • “Isang Reaksyon sa ‘Ang Demokratikong Sistema at ang mga Modelo ng Pamumuno sa Pilipinas’,” in Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophy, 4:1 (June 2010), 50-53, http://www.kritike.org/journal/issue_7/bolanos_june2010.pdf.
  • “Nietzsche, Spinoza, and the Ethological Conception of Ethics,” in Minerva – An Internet Journal of Philosophy, 11 (2007), 113-127, http://www.mic.ul.ie/stephen/vol11/Deleuze.pdf.
  • “The Critical Role of Art: Adorno between Utopia and Dystopia,” in Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophy, 1:1 (June 2007), 25-31, http://www.kritike.org/journal/issue_1/bolanos_june2007.pdf.
  • “Hegel and the Pathologies of Freedom,” in Cogito, 4:1 (New Series 2006-2007), 37-43.
  • “Deleuze’s Sense of ‘Sense’ and Nietzsche’s Nomadic Thinking,” in Unitas, 79:3 (September 2006), 569-580.
  • “Derrida on the Case of Language and the Politics of Writing,” in ad Veritatem, 3:2 (March 2004), 445-457.
  • “The Quest for Peace Amidst the Death of God: Perspectives on Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Affirmation and Camus’s Ethics of Solidarity,” in Hingowa, 8:2 (March 2003), 1-14.
  • “Nietzsche’s Critique of Nihilism and the Possibility of the Eternal Recurrence as Moral Imperative,” in ad Veritatem, 2:2 (March 2003), 537-558.
  • “The Psychology of Emancipation as Groundwork for Nietzsche’s Secular Humanism,” in Unitas, 76:3 (March 2003), 119-148.
  • “Putting Nietzsche into Context: Toward a Philosophy of Man,” in Unitas, 75:3 (September 2002), 374-408.
  • “From Nihilism to the Assertion of Life: The Revival of Hope (A Reading of Albert Camus),” in Unitas, 74:3 (September 2001), 480-501.

Book Reviews and Review Articles

  • “Review Essay: Pilapil on the Theory and Praxis of Recognition,” in Budhi: Journal of Ideas and Culture, 20:3 (2016), 130-148.
  • “Gerhard Richter, Thought- Images: Frankfurt School Writers’ Reflections from Damaged Life (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2007),” in Critical Horizons, 10:3 (2009), 435-440, http://www.equinoxjournals.com/ojs/index.php/CR/article/view/7952/5378
  • “Philosophy: Its Relevance to Daily Living,” in Unitas, 76:1 (March 2003), 169-173.
  • “A Filipino Philosopher’s View on Contemporary Philosophy,” in Unitas, 75:4 (December 2002), 668-673.
  • “A New Contribution to Ethnophilosophy,” in Unitas, 74:1 (March 2001), 149-153.

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