Barbaza, Remmon E.

Status: 
Full Time
Administrative Position: 

Chair, Department of Philosophy

Contact No.: 
632-426-5665
Biography: 

Remmon E. Barbaza is an Associate Professor of Philosophy, and currently serves as chair of the Department of Philosophy at the Ateneo de Manila University. He earned a BA in Linguistics from the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 1988, an MA in Philosophy from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1994, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Hochschule für Philosophie-München in 2002, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Gerd Haeffner, S.J. His dissertation, "Heidegger and a New Possibility of Dwelling," was published in 2003 (Frankfurt: Peter Lang). His essay, “There Where Nothing Happens: The Poetry of Space in Heidegger and Arellano,” appears as a chapter in the second, expanded edition of Heidegger and the Earth: Essays in Environmental Philosophy (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009). He also served as the Acting Dean of the School of Humanities (2014-15), editor of the Loyola Schools Review, and associate editor of Budhi: A Journal of Culture and Ideas. His research interests include Heidegger, technology, language, the city, environment and translation. He is currently working on a translation of Heidegger texts into Filipino and an interdisciplinary research project on human dwelling in a disaster-prone city.

Areas of Specialization: 
  • Heidegger
  • Technology
  • City
Courses Taught: 

Philosophy of the Human Person
Philosophy of Religion
Foundations of Moral Value [Ethics]
Heidegger
Environmental Ethics
Philosophy of Technology
Philosophy of the City
Philosophy of Language
Metaphysics
Methods of Research

Research Interest: 
  • Heidegger
  • Technology
  • Environment
  • City
  • Language
  • Translation
Research: 

ACADEMIC

2015. “Katapatan sa Kalikasan: On Being True to the Environment.” In Environmental Values: Emerging from Cultures and Religions of the ASEAN Region. Edited by Roman Meinhold. Bangkok: Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung and Guna Chakra Research Center, Graduate School of Philosophy & Religion, Assumption University, 77-87. http://www.gcrc.au.edu/pdf/meinhold--2015--environmental_values.pdf.
2013. With Paloma Polo. “Dwelling Near in Mountains Farthest Apart: A Conversation.” Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture, 17: 149-168.
2013. “Higher Than the Original Stands the Translation: Translating Heidegger into Filipino.” Kritika Kultura 21/22: 241-256.
2012. “Letting It Flow: Towards a Phenomenology of Water in the Age of Modern Technology.” Kritika Kultura 18: 57-67.
2010. “Grußwort.” In Julia Inthorn, Lukas Kaelin, Michael Reder, Gesundheit und Gerechtigkeit: Ein Interkultureller Vergleich zwischen Oesterreich und den Philippinen. Vienna: Springer, viii-ix.
2009. “Could There Really Be 'More' in Philosophy?” Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture, XIII: 497-504.
2009. “There Where Nothing Happens: The Poetry of Space in Heidegger and Arellano.” In Heidegger and the Earth: Essays in Environmental Philosophy. Second, expanded edition, edited by Ladelle McWhorter and Gail Stenstad. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 186-200.
2009. (ed., with Paulynn Sicam) Agenda for Hope: Preserving and Transforming Philippine Identity and Culture. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press.
2009. “Waters of Hope: How the People of Nagrebcan Brought Their River Back to Life.” Agenda for Hope: Promoting Sustainable Development: Managing Water for a Sustainable Future. Edited by Fabian M. Dayrit. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press.
2007. “Commentary on 'The Promise of the Foreign.” Kritika Kultura 9: 105-111.
2006. “Heidegger and the Possibility of an 'Originary' Ethics.” Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture X: 177-185.
2003. Heidegger and a New Possibility of Dwelling. Frankfurt am Main.
2003. “The Question of Human Ecological Responsibility: On the Way to an Enduring Environmental Ethic.” In The Moral Dimension: Essays in Honor of Ramon Castillo Reyes. Edited by Nemesio S. Que, S.J., Oscar G. Bulaong, Jr., and Michael Ner E. Que, S.J. Quezon City: Office of Research and Publications, 287-307.
2002. “The Art of Liberating.” Ideya 4: 3-11.
2000. (Translator, with Arlene F. Barbaza). “Discourse Theory and Democratic-States-Under-the-Rule-of Law, Reform Movement and Cultural Diversity in East Asia: An Interview with Jürgen Habermas.” By Fransisco Budi Hardiman. Humanitas Asiatica 1, no. 1 (December): 39-46.

POPULAR
2015. “The Emptiness of the Manger.” Philippine Daily Inquirer. December 25. http://opinion.inquirer.net/91454/the-emptiness-of-the-manger.
2015. “Marcos and the Forgetfulness of Evil.” Philippine Daily Inquirer. October 21. http://opinion.inquirer.net/89576/marcos-and-the-forgetfulness-of-evil.
2014. “Christmas and the Gift of Solitude.” Philippine Daily Inquirer. December 15. http://opinion.inquirer.net/80940/christmas-and-the-gift-of-solitude.
2014. “The Length of Lent.” Philippine Daily Inquirer. March 10. http://opinion.inquirer.net/72426/the-length-of-lent
2013. “Have we lost instinct and capacity for just rage?” Philippine Daily Inquirer. July 25. http://opinion.inquirer.net/57387/have-we-lost-instinct-and-capacity-for....
2010. “The Nativity and Public Space.” Philippine Daily Inquirer. December 20, p. A15.