Rodriguez, Agustin Martin G

Status: 
Full Time
Contact No.: 
632-917-8317977
Biography: 

Ateneo de Manila University
Philosophy Department, Ateneo de Manila University
Assistant Instructor
1987-92

Instructor
1992-95

Assistant Professor
1995 to 2002

Associate Professor
2003-2012

Professor
2012
Office of the Vice President, Loyola Schools
Faculty Development Coordinator
2003 to 2007

Department of Philosophy
Chair
2006-2012
Center for Social Policy
Project Director and Research Fellow, Socio-Political Research Unit
2001
Office of Research and Publications
Book Coordinator, Cover Designer
1989-90
Acting Director
Summer 1994

Institute of Philippine Culture
Research Associate
2004-2005
2008-2012
Institute of Politics and Governance
Research and Advocacy Officer
1998 to 2001

Officer In Charge
April to August 2001
Empowering Civil Participation in Governance, Inc.
Research and Advocacy Coordinator
September 2001 to January 2004

Centre for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia (CENDHRRA)
Researcher and Editorial Assistant Development Memo and CENDHRRA Network Newsletter
1987-89

Academic Achievements
Ateneo de Manila University

A. B. Philosophy 1983 - 87 (Cum Laude, Departmental Awardee)
M. A. Philosophy 1989 - 91
Ph.D. Philosophy 1992 - 99

Fellowships
Siliman University Creative Writers’ Workshop
Fellow
Summer 1986

Institute of Philippine Culture
Research Fellow
2008-2013
Consultancies and Committee Work
Committee on Faculty Development, College of Arts and Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University
Member
1995, 2000-2003

School Council
Member
2004-2006

Helvetas Philippines
Consultant, Design of PROGRESS, Helvitas’ Country Programme
March 2001

Empowering Civic Participation in Governance
Project Officer
Civil Society External Monitoring of the KALAHI-CIDDS-KKB
May 2003 to January 2004

World Bank
Consultant,
Qualitative Monitoring KALAHI CIDDS
February to July 2005
October 2008 to January 2011

Consultant
Monitoring the Effects of the World Financial Crisis in Vulnerable Sectors
October 2008 to October 2010

Consultant
Assessing the Impact of NFA Rice Subsidies
April- June 2012

Consultant
Assessing the CEAC Processes of KALAHI CIDDS
April- June 2012

Organizational Membership
Philosophical Circle of the Philippines
President
2003 to 2014

Secretary
1989 to 2000
Asian Association of Catholic Philosophers
Member
1994 to present

President
2014-2015
Ateneo De Manila University Credit Co-Operative
Board Member
1996 -1997

Co-chair of the Board
1995-96
Amnesty International Pilipinas
Board Member
1997 to 1999

Akbayan! Citizen’s Action Party
Legislative Committee Member
Media Committee Member
1998 to 2001

Local Governance Policy Forum
Coordinator
1998 to 2001

International Coordinating Committee
Amnesty International Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transexual Network
Board Member
1999

Empowering Civic Participation in Governance
Board Member
2001 to 2005

Areas of Specialization: 
  • Socio-Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of the Human Person
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Max Scheler
  • Emmanuel Levinas
  • Jurgen Habermas and Discourse Theory
  • Human Rights
  • Democratization and Political Reform
  • Politics and Governance
  • Poverty Studies
  • Philosophy of Development and Sustainable Development
Professional Association & Recognition: 

Ateneo de Manila University
Philosophy Department, Ateneo de Manila University
Assistant Instructor
1987-92

Instructor
1992-95

Assistant Professor
1995 to 2002

Associate Professor
2003-2012

Professor
2012
Office of the Vice President, Loyola Schools
Faculty Development Coordinator
2003 to 2007

Department of Philosophy
Chair
2006-2012
Center for Social Policy
Project Director and Research Fellow, Socio-Political Research Unit
2001
Office of Research and Publications
Book Coordinator, Cover Designer
1989-90
Acting Director
Summer 1994

Institute of Philippine Culture
Research Associate
2004-2005
2008-2012
Institute of Politics and Governance
Research and Advocacy Officer
1998 to 2001

Officer In Charge
April to August 2001
Empowering Civil Participation in Governance, Inc.
Research and Advocacy Coordinator
September 2001 to January 2004

Centre for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia (CENDHRRA)
Researcher and Editorial Assistant Development Memo and CENDHRRA Network Newsletter
1987-89

Courses Taught: 

Philosophy of the Human Person
Philosophy of Religion
Advanced Philosophy of Religion
Advance Multi-Culturalism
Philosophy of Culture
Philosophy of Development
The City
Philippine Social Theory

Research Interest: 
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of the Human Person
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Max Scheler
  • Emmanuel Levinas
  • Jurgen Habermas and Discourse Theory
  • Human Rights
  • Democratization and Political Reform
  • Politics and Governance
  • Poverty Studies
  • Philosophy of Development and Sustainable Development
Research: 

Que, Nemesio and Agustin Rodriguez, editors. Pagdiriwang: Essays Celebrating Thought. Quezon City: Office or Research and Publications, Ateneo de Manila University, 1997.

Rodriguez, Agustin Martin G. and Djorina Velasco, Democracy Rising? The Triumphs and Trials of the 1998 Party-list Elections. Quezon City: Institute of Politics and Governance, 1999.

The Winding Road to Representation, Quezon City: Ateneo School of Governance, 2002.

Pag-ibig ang Katwiran ng Kasaysayan: Kapalaran at Tadhana sa Pilosopiya ni Max Scheler (Love is the Reason of History: Fate and Destiny in the Philosophy of Max Scheler), Quezon City: Office of Research and Publications, forthcoming June 2008.

Governing the Other, Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2009.

Agustin Martin G. Rodriguez and Teresita Asuncion Lacandula-Rodriguez, Agenda for Hope: Democratizing Governance, Quezon City: Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University, 2010.

May Laro and Diskurso ng Katarungan, Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2014.

An Agenda for Discourse: Recovering our Reason and Building a Just Society", in Agustin Martin G. Rodriguez and Teresita Asuncion Lacandula-Rodriguez, eds. Agenda for Hope: Democratizing Governance, Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Schools, 2009, 99-113.

"Ang Lahing Nananahan sa Dakong Silangan ng Eden: Manggagawa, Manlilikha," Pagdiriwang sa Meron: Essays Celebrating Thought. Que, Nemesio and Agustin Rodriguez, eds. Quezon City: Office of Research and Publications, Ateneo de manila University, 1997.

"Apparition, Narration, and the Reappropriation of Meaning," with Felice Noelle Rodriguez. Philippine Studies, Vol 44, Fourth Quarter 1996.

“The Discourse of Rights,” Loyola Schools Review No.1 Vol.1, 2001.

“The Discourse of Wages: A Possible Rethinking of the Grounds of a Just Wages,” Loyola Schools Review, School of Social Sciences, 2008.

"Diskurso at Sermon: Ang Sinabi at Sinasabi" in Francisco Blancas de San Jose, OP. Sermones. Mario Francisco, SJ, ed. Quezon City: Pulong: Office for Philippine Source Materials, 1994.

“Disturbance Beyond Totality: Transcending the Post-Modern Suspicion of Mysticism after Post-Modernism,”

“The Father as Given,” Budhi, Vol XVIII, 1 (2014).

“Governing the Other.” in Recent Philosophies in the Philippines, Manila: Philosophical Association of the Philippines, 2006.

“Grassroots Governance: A Preliminary Study of Barangay Governance,” Social Science Information, Vol. 31, No. 2, July – December 2003.

“The Ground of Solidarity in Post-metaphysical Polities: From Consensus to Discourse,” Philosophy Today, Fall 2005.

“Hope and the Social Autogeddon,” The Loyola Schools Review Humanities Edition, Vol. IV, 2005.

“Ang Ideolohiya at Utopia: Dialektika ng Sistema at Panaginip,” Far Eastern University Journal, Vol. 5 No. 2, 1995. "Ang Persona ng Kalikasan." Pagbabalik sa mga Bagay Mismo. Rainier Ibana, ed. (forthcoming).

“The Limits of Legislating Democracy,” Philippine Studies, January 2001.

“Marginalization and the Multiplicity of Rationalities: A Discourse Theory of Poverty,” Theory in Action, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2012.

“The Mass Raises Its Ugly Head: When the Margins Speak with Their Own Voices.” The Loyola Schools Review 7 (2008): 77-99.

“The Myth of the Party: The Liberals Between Traditional and New Politics,” Pilipinas, No. 44, March 2005.

“Of Fate, Destiny and Becoming,” Philosophy Today, Spring 2002.

“The Play of the Self: The Self as the Gift of Difference,” Budhi, 17.1 (2013).

“Postmetaphysical Solidarity: Discoursing the Deliberative Ground of a Just Social Order,” The Moral Dimension: Essays in Honor of Ramon Castillo Reyes, Nemesio S. Que, et al eds., Quezon City: OPR, 2003.

“The Priority of Differance Before Presence,” Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture, Vol. III, Nos. 2 & 3, 1999

“A Reflection with Confucius and Fugui: On the Virtuous Person and Ethical Thought,” Commentaries on Moral Philosophy, Rainier Ibana and Angelli F. Tugado, eds. Quezon City: Philippine Commission on Higher Education, 1998.

“Repentance and Rebirth at the End of Life as We Know It,” Forthcoming Asian Perspectives in the Humanities and the Arts

“Rethinking What Comes to Presence: What Heidegger Saw and the To Come,” Budhi, Vol XIII, No. 1-3, 2009.

“Revolution and the Restoration of a Moral Cosmos: The Thoughts of Bonifacio, Mabini, and Hermano Pule,” Centennial Commemorative Lectures 1998. Philippine Centennial Commission, Committee on Internal Relations, 1998.

The Seeds of Development. Paranaque: Center for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia, 1987.

“Those at the Margins Do Speak in their Own Voices,” Budhi Vol VIII, Nos. 1 & 2, 2004.

"The Turning: Evangelization and Uprising" in Juan de Oliver. Declaracion de la Doctrina Christiana en Idioma Tagalog. Jose M. Cruz, ed. Quezon City: Pulong: Sources for Philippine Studies. 1995.

“The Triumphs and Failings of the Party List System: Assessing the First Votes Cast,” (monograph), Quezon City: Institute of Politics and Governance, 1998.

“Turning from the Margins: Discoursing Heidegger at the End of Life as We Know It,” Kritika Kultura 21/22 (2013/2014).

“Uprising and the Turning: Christianity and the Quest for Justice in a 19th Century Northern Luzon Uprising,” The Loyola Schools Review: Humanities Edition Vol. III, 2004.

Montiel, C., & Rodriguez, A. , "What happens to liberation movements after the dismantling of an authoritarian regime: The Philippine case. ", In M. Montero, Psychology of liberation: Theory and applications. NY: Springer., 2009, 155-172.

“Which People Power is People’s Power?” Karunungan, Official Journal of the Philippine Academy of Philosophical Research. Vol. 18, 2001.

Creative Work: 

Translations

Aristotle. "Ikalawang Aklat ng Etika Nikomakeo." Agustin Martin G. Rodriguez, trans., Ilang Halaw Mula sa Kasaysayan ng mga Pagpapahalagang Moral. Rainier Ibana, ed. Lungsod Quezon: Kagawaran ng Pilosopiya, Pamangtasang Ateneo de Manila, 1993.

Grimm, Wilhelm. "Minamahal Kong Mili." Agustim Martin G.
Rodriguez, trans. Heights, Special Issue, 1993.

Literary Publication (Selected Bibliography)

Poetry published in Kritika Kultura, Philippine Studies, Caracoa, Ani,and Heights.

"Minamahal Kong Anak," Heights,

"Nagsusulat Ako Upang Makitagpo." Heights. Vol. XLIII, No. 1.

“Dreams” Creative Juices, Susan P. Evangelista, ed. Quezon City: Diwa Scholastic Press, Inc., 2001.

“On This Island,” “A Pool of Us,” and “From the Man Selling Shells,” Boracay: White Sand on Paper, Quezon City: ORP, 2008.

“Borders,” The Incident of the Drowning Kitten,” and “These Streets,” Kritika Kultura Literary Edition 1 (20111), http://kritikakultura.ateneo.net

“From the Maid,” Philippine Studies, 53:2 &3.

Selected Professional Associations, Awards and Recognition: 

Asian Association of Christian Philosophers, President, 2013 to present
Philosophy Circle of the Philippines, President, 2006 to present

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