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About philcsc

E.SAN JUAN, Jr. directs the Philippines Cultural Studies Center, Washington DC, USA and lectures at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines.

Reconstructing C.S.PEIRCE’S Pragmaticist Ethics


Peirce’s Ethics:    Problematizing the Conduct of Life E. San Juan, Jr. University of Connecticut and Washington State University   abstract Charles Sanders Peirce’s ethics is based on his pragmaticist theory of meaning elucidated by his phenomenology and its transcoding … Continue reading

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PEIRCE’S ETHICS: A Reconstruction


CHARLES SANDERS PEIRCE’S ETHICS:  Dialectics of Pragmaticism and History   By E. San Juan, Jr. Philippines Studies Center, Washington DC,USA When the famous Moscow Trials (1936-38) against Trotskyists and other alleged enemies of the Soviet Union, pragmatism was still relatively … Continue reading

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Notes on Marxist Aesthetics


MARXIST AESTHETICS REVISITED: From Lenin,Caudwell,and Brecht to Gramsci by E. San Juan, Jr. Dept of English & Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines ` In Sotheby’s contemporary art auction last November 2013, avant-garde art confirmed its absorption by the market … Continue reading

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Critique of Neoliberal Cultural Pluralism by E. San Juan, Jr.


RE-VISITING THE POLITICS OF RECOGNITION AND THE PARADOX OF NEOLIBERAL  PLURALISM IN LATE CAPITALIST FORMATIONS by E. SAN JUAN, Jr., Emeritus Prof of Comparative Cultures, Washington State University One approach to disentangling the aporia of equal recognition of unequal cultures, … Continue reading

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U.S. GENOCIDE IN THE PHILIPPINES


U.S. GENOCIDE IN THE PHILIPPINES AND THE URGENT NEED TO PREVENT ITS REPETITION  by E. San Juan, Jr.,Washington State University & University of the Philippines     Lest people forget, the U.S. ruling class today, since the end of the … Continue reading

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RE-VISITING DILIMAN SOUVENIRS by E. San Juan, Jr.


Re-Visiting Diliman Souvenirs: Peirce’s Semiotics and the Return of the Suppressed E. SAN JUAN, JR. philcsc@gmail.com ABSTRACT In the July 1957 issue of The Philippine Collegian appeared a poem entitled “Man is a Political Animal,” a translation of Aristotle’s famous … Continue reading

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Foreword to Jose Maria Sison, REFLECTIONS (2019)


FOREWORD TO JOSE MARIA SISON’S REFLECTIONS by E. San Juan, Jr.   Writing for the Madrid journal La Solidaridad in 1889, a decade before the United States occupied the Philippines as its new possession, Jose Rizal surmised in his essay … Continue reading

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