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Philosophy in Animal Advocacies: The Call for Stewardship

Wow! Just a fine example of an excellent reflection! Well done, Aileen:)


Through the extensive effort of the Philosophy Department and the student organization Pilosopo, the meaningful and enlightening discussion on the philosophy relative to the concept of animal advocacies was made possible. The big lecture was held last August 15, 2014 at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium. The lecture was attended by different Philosophy classes coming from different colleges. Dr. Peracullo gave her remarks prior to the individual lectures of chosen esteemed speakers from the Philosophy Department.

20140815_092025 Dr. Peracullo rendering her opening remarks

The first lecture was entitled “Beauty in the Beasts: Philosophy and Images of Animal Cruelty”. It was facilitated by Ms. Laureen Velasco. Ms. Velasco started the lecture with a background of pre-existing theories on the existence of animals. Ms. Velasco gave emphasis on the contradicting theories of Rene Descartes and John Locke. According to Rene Descartes, animals are like “machines” for they don’t have any proof of intelligence. Furthermore…

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