Reality and Filipino Scholarship

  • F. Sionil Jose

Abstract

National Artist Jose’s keynote speech opens this issue. Mincing no words, he paints a critical picture of Philippine scholarship and its representation of realities in the country. For some, his assertions may trigger contrary arguments, for others an affirmation of long-held beliefs. He drew freely on his own vast experience as a journalist and writer, pointing to the traditions that shape Philippine life, and the importance of history and folklore in understanding the nation and its cultures. He ends with a profound conclusion, that knowledge is not wisdom, and that scholarship is not simply the search for truth, but also justice.

Published
2016-03-12
How to Cite
SIONIL JOSE, F.. Reality and Filipino Scholarship. Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies, [S.l.], v. 30, n. 1, p. 5-10, mar. 2016. ISSN 2012-080X. Available at: <http://ovcrd.upd.edu.ph/kasarinlan/article/view/4974>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017.
Section
TWSC Writeshop Keynote Address

Keywords

Filipino Scholarship