The Philosophical Society of UPLB Presents PhiloWeek 2020: Virus Detected! The Philosophical Implications of Data and Technology in the New Normal

The Philosophical Society of UPLB will present “PhiloWeek 2020: Virus Detected! The Philosophical Implications of Data and Technology in the New Normal”, taking place on the online platform Zoom, and featuring Vice President Leni Robredo as our speaker for the Opening Remarks. For our guest speakers, The Philosophical Society of UPLB will be having Mr. Kim Cantillas of the Computer Professionals’ Union, Mr. Dino Alegre Danao of the Institute of Technology-based Learning: Jose Rizal University, Abram Andrew A. Lumbang, MBA, and administrators of various online communities such as Mr. Paolo Andal, Mr. Paulo Steven Santos, and Mr. Socrates Jerome de Guzman. Additionally, the webinar series will feature Ms. Veniz Guzman of Ateneo de Manila University, Mr. Joseph Martin Jose who is a PhD student of De La Salle University, and Prof. Anton Heinrich Rennesland of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Sto. Tomas.

The Philosophical Society of UPLB is proud to bring “PhiloWeek 2020: Virus Detected! The Philosophical Implications of Data and Technology in the New Normal” to the online world for the first time. This series of webinars will feature seven (7) relevant topics across three days through a series of Zoom webinars, wherein on the last day of the series, a round-table discussion will be held after the talks in order to allow the audience to participate in the event.

The series will have September 28, 2020 as the first day of the webinar series, wherein two topics will be discussed: (1) A Look Into the Workings of Data and Cybersecurity, and (2) The Increasing Dependence on Technology in the New Normal. Day 2, which will be on September 30, 2020, will have the next three topics, namely (3) Philosoph-e: Tasyo in the New Normal, (4) Contemporary Issues Arising from Online Communities, and (5) A Philosophical Perspective on the Rise of Online Communities. The last day, October 2, 2020, will be the grand finale of the series which will be the time to talk about the philosophical side of all aforementioned topics. Topics included on this day are, and (6) The Philosophical Implications of Technology. The whole series will be open to the public for free, and participants may register at

The Philosophical Society of UPLB is a duly recognized academic organization for philosophy students and enthusiasts based in the University of the Philippines-Los Baños, formed under the principles of enlightenment, excellence, and solidarity. Our organization aims to promote interest and appreciation for Philosophy through engaging activities, diverse partnerships, and active participation of individuals in philosophical discourse. In celebration of the BA Philosophy program’s establishment in UPLB, our organization holds the week-long annual event we refer to as Philosophy Week, conducted under the supervision of the UPLB Philosophy Division. With this, we are planning to hold webinars through the platform Zoom, featuring eligible speakers presenting topics under a singular theme.

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