Reality and Filipino Scholarship

  • F. Sionil Jose


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.

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: <>. Date accessed: 16 oct. 2018.
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