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Week-long UPLB event to tackle connection between philosophy and vaccination

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Week-long UPLB event to tackle connection between philosophy and vaccination

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PRESS RELEASE: PhiloWeek 2021 is an annual event participated by the organization in celebration of the founding of the BA Philosophy program in the University of the Philippines Los Baños

This is a press release from the Philosophical Society of UPLB.

The Philosophical Society of UPLB, the duly recognized academic organization for philosophy students and enthusiasts, is set to highlight discussions on the role of philosophy on vaccination through PhiloWeek 2021, happening on September 27, September 29, and October 1 every 1 pm. 

PhiloWeek 2021 is an annual event participated by the organization in celebration of the founding of the BA Philosophy program in the University of the Philippines Los Baños. 

This year, PhiloWeek 2021 will be a webinar series tackling the theme, “VacciNATION: Bridging Philosophy and Science in the Discussion of Vaccination.” The webinar series will feature renowned health professionals and philosophers in the country to discuss the importance of vaccination and the role of philosophy in promoting efficient vaccine rollout amid vaccine misconceptions.

On PhiloWeek 2021’s first day on Monday, September 27, Dr. Lulu C. Bravo, a Professor Emeritus at the College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila will discuss Injecting the Facts: An Introduction to Vaccination. 

Dr. Jomar F. Rabajante, the Dean of the Graduate School at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, a fellow at the UP Resilience Institute, and a member of the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team will be featured on Uno, Dose, Trace!: Strategies to Achieve Herd Immunization.

The second day (September 29) will have the Chief of the Division of Adult Medicine, Department of Medicine, UP College of Medicine Dr. Regina P. Berba will be talking about Mask On: Preventing the Spread of Social Misconceptions on Vaccination; while physician, medical anthropologist, and writer, Dr. Gideon Lasco will be discussing Prevention vs. Cure: Are we Employing the Right Strategy?

For PhiloWeek 2021’s final day (October 1),  Dr. Napoleon M. Mabaquiao, Jr. from the Philosophy division of the De La Salle University and Dr. Leonardo D. de Castro from the Department of Philosophy – University of the Philippines Diliman will discuss I think, therefore I Vaxx!: The Role of Philosophy in Assessing Vaccine Administration.

For Herd Immunity vs. Herd Mentality: Exploring the Concepts of Kapwa and Loob in the Pandemic will be discussed by Dr. Lumberto G. Mendoza, an assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman, and Dr. Agustin Martin G. Rodriguez, a Philosophy professor at the Ateneo de Manila University.

As The Philosophical Society of UPLB continues to uphold its mandate of igniting philosophical thought in our societal issues and daily lives, we hope to see you in this year’s discussion at PhiloWeek 2021. 

Join the webinar by clicking on the links below:

Should you have any questions, you may reach out to Philosoc UPLB’s Human Resource Directors, Reinier Dela Llarte at 09052468830 or Jean Alchie Capacio at 09956481963.

The Philosophical Society of UPLB is composed of Philosophy majors and students coming from different degree programs in the University of the Philippines Los Baños. In its mandate of bringing Philosophy closer to the people, the organization hopes that numerous people will continuously learn and discover more through these philosophical discussions.

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