LUMINA Volume 24 No. 2

Explorations in Filipino Philosophy - Book Review

by Fr. Ross Heruela SVD

In 1974, Mercado published a very controversial book that bore a title, "Elements of Filipino Philosophy." This book caused a stir among the community of local philosophers. There were various reactions to this book. Some heavily criticized him especially in his idea of philosophy and the methodology he used while others appreciated him for this courageous venture that paved way for the expansion of the literature of philosophy in the Philippines.

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