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Dy, Manuel B., Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

Contact Info

Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City


  • Indian Philosophy and Religions
  • Modern Philosophy

Areas of Interest

  • Chinese Philosophy
  • Indian Philosophy
  • Existentialism
  • Phenomenology
  • Hermeneutics
  • Business Ethics
  • Filipino Philosophy
  • Ethics


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy: University of Sto. Tomas, Manila
  • M.A. in Philosophy: Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City
  • A.B. in Philosophy: Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City

Research and Publications

  • “Civil Society as Public Space and Democratic Participation: The Philippine Experience,” Eco-ethica, vol. 8, 2019, pp. 47-61.
  • Philosophy of Man, Selected Readings, Revised Third Edition. BlueBooks, Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2019.
  • “On Social Justice, Diversity, and Development: The Asian Context”, Social Transformations, Journal of the Global South, vol. 7, No. 1, 2019, pp. 5-20.
  • “An Ethics of Interdependence in the Doctrine of the Mean,” Eco-ethica, vol. 7 (2018), pp. 25-34.
  • “Social Justice in Sun Yat-Sen’s The Three Principles of the People,” Eco-ethica, vol. 6 (2017), pp. 171-186.
  • “An Environmental Ethics from Teaism,” Eco-Ethica, vol 5 (2016), pp. 79-88.
  • Book Review, Agustin Martin G. Rodriguez, May Laro ang Diskurso ng Katarungan. (Quezon City, Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2014, 260p.), Budhi, A Journal of Ideas and Culture, Volume XIX, Numbers 2&3, August and December 2015, p. 215-222.
  • “Rethinking Mencius on the Ethics of Governance,” Eco-Ethica, vol. 4 (2015), pp. 153-160.
  • Napapanahong Panlipunang Pilosopiya, salin ni Michael M. Coroza, Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino, Aklat ng Bayan, 2014.
  • “Being and Nonbeing, Nothingness and Fullness,” Philosophy Manual, A South-South Perspective, UNESCO and King Abdullah bin Addulaziz International Programme for a Culture of Peace and Dialogue, 2014, pp.138-139.
  • “The Confucian Golden Rule in Times of Poverty and Affluence,”Eco-Ethica, vol. 3, (2014), pp. 81-96.
  • “Philosophy and Nation Building: The Case of the Philippines”, Tambara, A Journal on the Humanities and Social Sciences, 31 (2014), 63-80.
  • “The Confucian Golden Rule, Origin and Prospect”, Prajna Vihara, Journal of Philosophy and Religion, 14 (2013), 64-82.
  • “Ang Pagtuturo ng Pilosopiya sa K to 12 Edukasyon sa Pagpakatao”, Kaisipan, 1 (2013), 18-27.
  • “A Cosmopolitan Ethics of the Ta Hsueh”, Eco-Ethica Special Issue for the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, August 1013, Special Issue (2013), 25-36.
  • Contemporary Social Philosophy, 2nd edition. Goodwill Trading 2013.
  • “Confucianism in Contemporary Discourses,” Prajna Vihara, Journal of Philosophy and Religion, vol. 13, Nos. 1-2, January-December 2012, pp. 87-105.
  • “Mahatma Gandhi’s Ahimsa and the New World Order”, Eco-ethica, vol. 2 (2012), pp. 43-52.
  • “Rethinking Hsun Tzu in Today’s Poverty and Corruption,” Eco-ethica, vol. 1 (2011), pp. 97-111.
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