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    Delving Into the Ethical Dimension of Ubuntu Philosophy.Nicolito A. Gianan - 2011 - Cultura 8 (1):63-82.
    The article aims to delve into the ethical dimension of Ubuntu philosophy, which is an African philosophy that reverberates in other cultures and in various forms, thus exemplifying its universality and universalizability. In this dimension, it tries to re-examine the notion of ethics in relation to morals/morality, including “is” and “ought”, with reference to the human person. Moreover, Ubuntu philosophy is articulated and communicated in the maxim that is an essential component inthe lived experiences of the Bantu-speaking African community: “A (...)
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    Valuing the Emergence of Ubuntu Philosophy.Nicolito A. Gianan - 2010 - Cultura 7 (1):86-96.
    The article aims to support the notion of philosophy emerging from culture; a notion that paves the way for the emergence of ubuntu as a philosophy from an African culture. Understanding this emergence is vital in the manner a particular human community relates with itself and other communities worldwide. Moreover, the idea of ubuntu has become a philosophy that is in dialogue with culture. Hence, from the writer’s punto de vista, this stance further strengthens the argument affirming the value of (...)
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    Upholding Philosophy as Emerging From Culture: The Case of Filipino Philosophy.Nicolito A. Gianan - 2009 - Cultura 6 (2):118-128.
    This article is intended to promote the role of culture in the conception of philosophy, upholding the notion that philosophy emerges from culture. In fact, this attempt goes with the contention that philosophy does not subsist in a vacuum; philosophy requires a culture of human beings, capable of thinking and reasoning - a requirement that is universal and universalizable. In this context, the writer is compelled to exemplify this role, and maintain the case that Filipino philosophy emerges from a Filipino (...)
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    Delving Into the Ethical Dimension Of.Nicolito A. Gianan - 2011 - Cultura 8 (1):63-82.
    The article aims to delve into the ethical dimension of Ubuntu philosophy, which is an African philosophy that reverberates in other cultures and in various forms, thus exemplifying its universality and universalizability. In this dimension, it tries to re-examine the notion of ethics in relation to morals/morality, including “is” and “ought”, with reference to the human person. Moreover, Ubuntu philosophy is articulated and communicated in the maxim that is an essential component inthe lived experiences of the Bantu-speaking African community: “A (...)
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    Cross-Cultural Semiotic Dialogue and the Spoliarium.Nicolito A. Gianan - 2017 - Cultura 14 (1):185-195.
    The trade-offs of “meaning-making” between East and West may be regarded as an aggiornamento for any culture in contact. But since aggiornamento entails a wide range of subjects, the essay situates the meaning-making within the scope of masterpieces in diverse formats, from the printed literary text to the painted image. Specifically, the essay offers a rethinking of the cross-cultural semiotic dialogue, paving the way for recognizing the homo significans. However, the customary framing of the Spoliarium does not seem to warrant (...)
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    Heritage-Making and the Language of Auctoritas and Potestas.Nicolito A. Gianan - 2014 - Cultura 11 (2):19-37.
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    Philosophy and Dealienation of Culture: Instantiating the Filipino Experience.Nicolito A. Gianan - 2012 - Cultura 9 (2):195-206.
    The article aims to elucidate on the notion of philosophy of culture, particularly in non-Western societies. This is exemplified by the promotion of philosophy,with its advocates and approaches, in Filipino culture. In addition, it gives an account of a type of alienation that has had a profound influence upon the Filipinoexperience, philosophical thought and practice; the so-called dealienation of culture.
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