Renante D. Pilapil

Field of Study / Research: Advanced Research: Globalizing Recognition: Towards a Non-humiliating and Discursive World

Program: Fulbright - Philippine Program - Senior Scholars


Philippine Affiliation: Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City

U.S. Affiliation: Columbia University, New York, NY

Educational Background
PhD in Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Advanced Masters in Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Master in Applied Ethics, Ethics Institute, Utrecht University (Netherlands)
MA in Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University
AB Philosophy, Ateneo de Davao University

Summer Schools
Brown International Advanced Research Institute, Brown University, Providence, USA
Bergen Summer Research School, University of Bergen, Norway
Netherlands School of Practical Philosophy Summer School, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Affiliations and Professional Activities
Current Affiliations

Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU)
Full Professor, Philosophy Department, ADDU
Invited Lecturer, Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) (2014-2015)
Editor in Chief, Tambara: A Journal on the Humanities and Social Sciences
Editorial Board Member, Kinaadman Journal, Xavier University

Professional Activities

Guest Speaker: 4th Virginia L. Jayme Lecture, 26 August 2016, Philosophy Department, University of San Carlos.
Keynote Speaker. Philosophical Association of the Philippines—Philosophical Association of the Visayas and Mindanao Joint Conference, 21 May 2016, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Keynote Speaker. Recognition, Inclusion, and Solidarity: BUDHI Conference and Workshop (ADMU)
Discussant. The Modernities and Democracies of Asia — Asian Association of Christian Philosophers Roundtable Conference (ADMU)
  • Pilapil, Renante. 2015. Recognition: Examining Identity Struggles. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press. Finalist, National Book Awards 2016 – Social Science Category.
  • Pilapil, Renante. 2015. “From Affirmation to Contestation: On the Politics of Recognition.” In The Need to Belong: Perpetual Conflicts and Temporary Stability. Edited by Albin Wagener and Tina Rahimy, pp. 23-42. Oxford: Inter-disciplinary Press.
  • Pilapil, Renante. 2014. Recognition as Redistribution: Rawls, Humiliation and Cultural Injustice. Critical Horizons: A Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory 15, no. 3: 284-305.
  • Pilapil, Renante. 2013. Disrespect and Political Resistance: Honneth and the Theory of Recognition. Thesis Eleven 114 no. 1: 48-60;
  • Pilapil, Renante. 2012. From Psychologism to Personhood: Honneth, Recognition, and the Making of Persons. Res Publica: A Journal of Legal, Social and Political Philosophy 18, no. 1: 39-51;
  • Pilapil, Renante. 2011. Psychologization of Injustice? On Axel Honneth’s Theory of Recognitive Justice. Ethical Perspectives 18, no. 1: 79-106;
Awards, Fellowships, and Scholarships
Finalist, 35th National Book Awards (2016) – Social Sciences Category
Published Ateneo Faculty, University Research Council (ADDU)
Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation Scholarship, KU Leuven
Missionwissenschftliches Institut Missio e.V. Aachen
Erasmus Mundus Scholarship granted by the European Commission