Philosophy of Human Existence 2013 (Tabin)
Authors: Violeta G. Tabin, Joseph C. Francisco, Leslie B. Gazzingan, Lamberto M. Bamba, Jr., Lou S. Hualda
Whenever one asks a student about his/her concept of the word philosophy, one would hear the answer that it is 'difficult,' that there is no relationship with one's course, or it is about pilosopong tasyo wherein one engages himself/herself in an argument that is unsubstantial. Hence, to change this concept in the mind of an individual, the authors have conic up with a textbook that is more student-friendly with the hope that it will help open the minds of an individual to become aware of, realize and appreciate, philosophy as part of one's existence.
The book, Philosophy of Human Existence, is a result of the collaborative effort of the authors to produce a more simplified college textbook on this subject. The book is divided into three parts: Part I — Philosophy of Man and Its Beginnings, which covers the Meaning of Philosophy and Its Branches and Purpose; Part II — Human Person in Relation to His World and His God, which covers Man as He Co-exists with Others and Moral Views on Human Person in the Context of Christian Philosophy; Part III — Issues Related to Human Equality and Relationship, which covers Domestic Violence, Violence Towards Self and Others, and National and International Violence.
The method in studying the nature of man shall be a presentation of the different and varied views or philosophies on the human person. From Western philosophies to Eastern philosophies, and with different ideologies, such as atheists' views, the student's own ideology or philosophy will be challenged using his/her own critical thinking. The Christian philosophy on the nature and condition of man shall be presented as well. Finally, issues and problems on human as he/she relates with his world .and others, both national and international shall also be presented for discussion,