Hermida, Ranilo B.

Status: 
Full Time
Biography: 

BACHELOR OF PHILOSOPHY, University of Santo Tomas, 03-1978, Summa Cum Laude
LICENTIATE IN PHILOSOPHY, University of Santo Tomas, 03-1980, Summa Cum Laude
AB CLASSICAL ARTS, University of Santo Tomas, 03-1980, Summa Cum Laude
MA PHILOSOPHY, Ateneo de Manila University, 03-1999
PHD PHILOSOPHY, Monash University, Australia, 12-2010

Areas of Specialization: 
  • Habermas
  • Critical Theory
  • Theory of Law and Democracy
  • Medieval Christian Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy
Professional Association & Recognition: 

Professional Work

Article Reviewer: “Catholic Understanding of Death and Burial Practices in Pampanga, Philippines,” Mortality, 15 Jan-15 Feb 2016
Article Reviewer: “A Selective Secularity: State Exploitation of Religion in the Philippines,” Philippine Sociological Review, 1-30 Jun 2015
Item Writer on Verbal Analytical Reasoning for the Ateneo School of Law Admission Test (ASLA): Fr. Jaime C. Bulatao, SJ Center for Psychology Services, Ateneo de Manila University, 15 May-15 Jun 2015
Item Writer on Critical Thinking for the Ateneo Graduate School of Business Admission Test (AGSB): Fr. Jaime C. Bulatao, SJ Center for Psychology Services, Ateneo de Manila University, 15 May-15 Jun 2015
Consultant for the Writing of the Critical Thinking Component of the Entrance Exams to the Ateneo Law School and the Ateneo Graduate School of Business: Psychology Department, SOSS, Ateneo de Manila University, 1-15 May 2015
Item Writer for Critical Reasoning: Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET), Office of Admissions and Aid, Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University, 1-22 Aug 2014.
Article Reviewer: “Habermas, Epistemological Dissonance and Discourse Ethics,” Budhi: Journal of Ideas and Culture, 1-28 February 2013
Article Reviewer: “The Limitations of Civil Society in Nigeria under Democratic Regimes,” African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, 7 March-7 April 2013
Thesis Defense Panelist and Style Reader: “The Problem of Global Terrorism in the Context of Jurgen Habermas’ Theory of the Colonization of the Lifeworld by the System” by Costan Fatlolon – Thesis for the Master of Arts in Philosophy Degree, Department of Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University, 5 Apr 2011-5 Jun 2011
Critical Reasoning Item Writer for the Asian Institute of Management Admission Test (AIMAT), Ateneo Center for Educational and Psychological Assessment, 2004 ǀ 2008 ǀ 2011
Critical Reasoning Item Writer for the Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET), Ateneo Center for Educational and Psychological Assessment, 1999 ǀ 2004 ǀ 2007 ǀ 2009
Thesis Defense Panelist: “A Gandhian Perspective for Inter-Faith Dialogue as a Dialogue of Life” by Edward Dass – Thesis for the Master of Arts in Philosophy Degree, Department of Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University, 6 Mar 2006

Courses Taught: 
  • Classical Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Foundations of Moral Value
Research Interest: 
  • Political Philosophy
  • Critical Theory
  • Religion and Media vis-à-vis the Public Sphere
  • Theories of Democracy
Research: 

Book

Imagining Modern Democracy: A Habermasian Assessment of the Philippine Experiment (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2014) http://sunypress.edu/p-5943-imagining-modern-democracy.aspx, 338

Articles

"The Catholic Church in the Philippine Public Sphere," Kritika Kultura, 24 (2015), 122-139
"The Silence of Abraham, the Faith of Kierkegaard," The Pelican, 7 (2015), 14-25
"Imagining Philippine Democracy," The Pelican, 5 (2013), 12-19
“Jürgen Habermas on Civil Society vis-a-vis the Philippine Experience,” Thesis Eleven 114 (February 2013): 34-47
"Imagining Modern Democracy: The Philippine Experiment," Skepsis: A Journal for Philosophy and Inter-Disciplinary Research, XXII (2012): 107-121
“Imagining Philippine Democracy,” The Pelican V (2012): 12-19
“The Resurgence of Religion in the Advent of Postmodernity,” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 11:4 (Fall 2008): 17-144
“Simone Weil: A Sense of God,” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 9:1 (Winter 2006): 94-110
“The Nature and Extent of Power in the Political Philosophy of William of Ockham,” The Pelican II (2006): 33-52
“Jurgen Habermas and Post-Metaphysical Rationality,” Philippiniana Sacra XLI, 123 (2006): 633-660
“The Paradoxes and Prospects of Freedom in the Political Philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau,” The Pelican I (2005): 39-56
“The Fate of Faith in the Postmodern Postmortem,” XXXIII, 1 (2004): 86-100
“Contemporary Musings on a Medieval Controversy: William of Ockham on the Limits of Sovereignty and the Restraints of Rulership,” Philippiniana Sacra XXXVIII, 114 (2003): 497-522
“The Death of Man Vis-à-vis the Death of God: Henri de Lubac on the Atheistic Humanism of Ludwig Feuerbach,” Philippiniana Sacra XXXVIII, 113 (2003): 213-230
“Gianni Vattimo and John Reader – The ‘Return to Religion’ in a Postmodern Setting: A Major Narrative in Lieu of a Meta Narrative,” Philosophy, Culture, and Traditions I (2002): 147-161
“Ascent to God in the Metaphysics of Nature of Simone Weil,” Prajñã Vihãra III, 1 (2002): 59-80
“Towards a Phenomenology of Hope in ‘The Phenomenon of Man’ of Teilhard de Chardin,” Philippiniana Sacra XXXVII, 109 (2002): 57-78
“‘People Power’ Revolution: Perspectives from Hannah Arendt and Jürgen Habermas,” Budhi: Journal of Ideas and Culture V, 1 (2001): 85-150
“Reading Nature as Sadhana in Simone Weil,” The Loyola Schools Review 1 (2001): 21-36
“Objectivity and Relativism – Illusion and Naiveté: The Hermeneutic Dimension of the Natural Sciences,” XXIX, 2 (2000): 99-112
“Notes on the ‘Woman Question’ in the Fifth Book of Plato’s Republic,” Budhi: Journal of Ideas and Culture III, 2 & 3 (1999): 233-242
“Content and Method in Teaching Ethics,” Pantas X, 1 (1999): 29-37
“From Hermeneutics to Pragmatics: Philosophy as Emancipation in Habermasian Critical Social Theory,”  XXVIII, 1 (1999): 85-100
“Towards a Celebration of Being Human: A Retrieval of the Metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas and Martin Heidegger” Philippiniana Sacra XXXIII, 99 (1998): 409-434

Book Chapter

“Simone Weil: A Sense of God,” in The Twentieth Century Literary Criticism 280, ed. Kathy D. Darrow (Detroit: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2012): 268-274.
"Debating the Place of Morality in Modern Law - The Philippine Reproductive Health Bill in Focus," in Acta: Proceedings of the Quadricentennial International Philosophy Congress, eds. Alfredo P. Co and Paolo A. Bolanos (Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2012): 485-491
“William of Ockham on the Nature of Power: Contemporary Reflections on a Medieval Conception,” in Quaerens: Filipino Essays in Medieval Studies, eds. Jovino G. Miroy and Ma. Liza Ruth A. Ocampo (Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2008): 161-178.

Newspaper Article

“People Power Redux,” Vox Bikol, 10-16 ǀ 17-23 Mar 2008
“Seeking the Truth, Restoring Integrity: A Layman’s Reading and Reaction,” Vox Bikol, 25 Feb ǀ 2 Mar 2008

University Service and Outreach: 

University Service

Associate Editor, Budhi: Journal of Ideas and Culture, 1 Jun 2015 - 31 May 2016
Member, Committee on Discipline, Office of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, 1 Apr 2013-31 Mar 2016 ǀ 2004-2007 ǀ 2001-2002
Officer-in-Charge, Department of Philosophy, 23-25 Nov 2015
Officer-in-Charge, Department of Philosophy, 11-16 Nov 2015
Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee on Discipline, University Residences, Ateneo de Manila University, 23 March 2011, 21-22 May 2011
Peer Evaluator: 1. Dr. Jacklyn A. Cleofas; 2. Dr. Jovino G. Miroy; 3. Roy Allan B. Tolentino, Philosophy Department, 19 Oct 2015-31 Dec 2015
Officer-in-Charge, Department of Philosophy, 2-3 Oct 2015
Peer Evaluator: 1. Fr. Luis S. David, S.J., Associate Professor; 2. Fr. Marcos Luis D. Catalan, S.J., Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, 23-25 Mar 2015
Member, Outstanding Scholarly Work Awards Committee, School of Humanities, 6 Mar 2015
Examiner: Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET), Office of Admission and Aid, 2014-2015 ǀ 2013-2014 ǀ 2012-2013 ǀ 2011-2012
Panelist, Philosophy Comprehensive Examination, Philosophy Department, 20 Feb 2014 ǀ 2011-2012 ǀ 2010-2011 ǀ 2005-2006 ǀ 2004-2005 ǀ 2002-2003
Panelist, Philosophy Mini Comprehensive Exam, Philosophy Department, 30 Jan 2014 ǀ 28 Jan 2013
Peer Evaluator: 1. Dr. Jacklyn A. Cleofas, Assistant Professor; 2. Dr. Leovino Ma. Garcia, Associate Professor; 3. Dr. Jesus Deogracias Z. Principle, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, 11-12 Mar 2013
Member, Board of Judges for the Selection of the Outstanding Scholarly Work Awards, School of Humanities, 7 Mar 2013
Peer Evaluator: Application for Rank Promotion to Assistant Professor IV of Ms. Rowena Anthea A. Palacios, Loyola Schools, 21-25 Jan 2013
Peer Evaluator: 1. Fr. Luis S. David, S.J., Associate Professor 2. Dr. Jovino G. Miroy, Assistant Professor 3. Mr. Michael Ner E. Mariano, Instructor, Philosophy Department, 1-15 Feb 2012
Member: Research and Creative Works, Committee, School of Humanities, 2011-2012
Coordinator: Publications and Research Committee, Philosophy Department, 2011-2012
Peer Evaluator: Dr. Agustin M. G. Rodriguez, Chair, Philosophy Department, 1-16 Mar 2011
Member: Recruitment Committee, Office of Admission and Aid, 2006-2007 ǀ 2006-2006
Eucharistic Minister: Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Campus Ministry Office, 2006-2007 ǀ 2005-2006 ǀ 2004-2005
Peer Evaluator: 1. Mr. Roman Miguel G. de Jesus, Instructor; 2. Mr. Wilhelm P.J. Strebel, Instructor, Philosophy Department, 15-30 Jan 2005
Member: Off-Campus Student Housing Facilities Committee, Office of Student Affairs, 2003-2004
Member: Graduate Students Admissions Committee, Philosophy Department, 2005-2006
Member: Committee on PAASCU Exhibit, Department of Philosophy, 2002-2003
Member: Committee for the Preparation of the Application for the Center of Excellence in Philosophy Submitted to the Technical Committee, CHED, Jan 2003
Moderator: Dorm Ministry Group, Cervini-Eliazo Residence Halls, 2003-2007
Prefect ǀ Mentor: Cervini Residence Hall, 2001-2007
Managing Editor, Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture (Ateneo de Manila University), 2000-2004
Outreach Work

Guest Lecturer: Epistemology and Theodicy, Saint Thomas of Villanova Institute, Quezon City, Second Semester 2015-2016
Guest Lecturer: Epistemology, Saint Camillus College Seminary, Marikina City, Second Semester 20-15-2016
Guest Lecturer: Metaphysics, Saint Thomas of Villanova Institute, Quezon City, First Semester 2015-2016
Guest Lecturer: Metaphysics, Saint Camillus College Seminary, Marikina City, First Semester 2015-2016
Guest Lecturer: Epistemology and Theodicy, Saint Thomas of Villanova Institute, Quezon City, Second Semester 2014-2015 ǀ 2013-2014 ǀ 2012-2013 ǀ 2011-2012
Guest Lecturer: Epistemology and Theodicy, Saint Camillus College Seminary, Marikina City, Second Semester 2014-2015 ǀ 2013-2014 ǀ 2012-2013 ǀ 2011-2012
Guest Lecturer: Logic and Metaphysics, Saint Thomas of Villanova Institute, Quezon City, First Semester 2014-2015 ǀ 2013-2014 ǀ 2012-2013 ǀ 2011-2012
Guest Lecturer: Logic and Metaphysics, Saint Camillus College Seminary, Marikina City, First Semester 2014-2015 ǀ 2013-2014 ǀ 2012-2013 ǀ 2011-2012
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy Degree Thesis Adviser, Saint Thomas of Villanova Institute (University of San Agustin), Quezon City. 2015-2016 ǀ 2014-2015 ǀ 2013-2014 ǀ 2012-2013 ǀ 2011-2012 ǀ 2006-2007 ǀ 2005-2006 ǀ 2004-2005 ǀ 2003-2004 ǀ 2002-2003 ǀ 2001-2002
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy Degree Thesis Defense Chairman, Saint Thomas of Villanova Institute (University of San Agustin), Quezon City, 2014-2015
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy Degree Thesis Defense Panelist, Saint Thomas of Villanova Institute (University of San Agustin), Quezon City, 2014-2015 ǀ 2012-2013 ǀ 2011-2012
Mentor: “Remembering a Future: A Synthesis on Originality” – Philosophy Synthesis of Paul Gelvosa, Saint Camillus College Seminary, Marikina City, 7 Mar 2013 - 14 Mar 2013
Commencement Speaker: “Philosophizing to Live and Love: Enriching Life, Deepening Our Vocation,” Saint Camillus College Seminary, Marikina City, 4 December 2007
Editor-in-Chief, The Pelican: Journal of the Saint Thomas of Villanova Institute (University of San Agustin), 2005-2007
National Coordinator: Philosophical Association of the Philippines Annual Convention University of San Agustin, Iloilo City, 3-5 Apr 2003

Selected Professional Associations, Awards and Recognition: 

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Scholarly Publications Award, Loyola Schools, Office of Research and Creative Works, Loyola Schools, 2001-2002 ǀ 2002-2003 ǀ 2004-2005 ǀ 2006-2007 ǀ 2007-2008 ǀ 2008-2009 ǀ 2012-2013 ǀ 2013-2014 ǀ 2015-2016
Postgraduate Publication Award, Faculty of Arts, Monash University (Victoria, Australia), 31 Oct 2010
Dean's Sessional Teaching Award, Faculty of Arts, Monash University (Victoria, Australia), 2 Jun 2010

Research Grants

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANT
Boston College
Chesnut Hills, Massachusetts, USA (Winter 2004)

ENDEAVOUR INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH GRANT
Monash University
Clayton, Victoria, Australia (March 2007-June 2010)

MONASH GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP GRANT
Monash University
Clayton, Victoria, Australia (March 2007-October 2010)

Professional Organizations

Board Director, Philosophical Association of the Philippines, 2003-2004 ǀ 2005-2007
Member, Philosophical Association of the Philippines
Member, International Society for Universal Dialogue
Member, Asian Association of Christian Philosophers