La filosofía en la UdeC

Asistí hace algunas horas a la Pinacoteca de la Universidad de Colima para ser partícipe de la presentación de dos libros de profesores de la Escuela de Filosofía. Cuando recibí la invitación de uno de ellos acepté sin vacilar. Guardo por ese plantel un afecto sincero, por distintas razones: porque conozco a varios de sus profesores, he sido testigo de los enormes esfuerzos que han hecho sus directores y maestros para mantenerla viva, y por haber estudiado mi doctorado en la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la UNAM.

No soy filósofo ni lector consuetudinario de filosofía, aunque mi paso por la UNAM me acercó a algunos de los grandes exponentes, a quienes conocí entre sus aulas, pasillos y en el consejo interno de la División de Estudios de Posgrado, al que fui electo como uno de los dos representantes estudiantiles. Así, recuerdo vivamente a don Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez, a quien conocí en mi primer día en la UNAM; a Leopoldo Zea, siempre serio y siempre impecablemente vestido; a Enrique Dussel, argentino y mexicano; a la entonces directora, mujer y filósofa admirable, Juliana González; a mi profesor de Filosofía de las corrientes críticas en educación, un argentino brillante, Juan Carlos Geneyro.

No he leído los libros que se presentaron el miércoles 15, por eso no puedo comentarlos, pero sí reflexionar en torno al hecho y el significado que, para mí, tiene la filosofía y esa Escuela en la Universidad.

Mi respeto por la filosofía me conduce a pensar que una universidad sin filosofía, sin filósofos y sin pensamiento no existe, que puede ser una escuela técnica o empresarial, pero no una universidad, porque justamente las universidades tienen entre sus funciones más importantes las de pensar y enseñar a pensar. Por eso celebro este logro de la Escuela de Filosofía, de sus profesores, que entendieron a la perfección que solos, cada uno por su cuenta, no podían fortalecer a su escuela, pero que su cohesión en torno a objetivos y proyectos específicos les augura tiempos pródigos.

Hoy, las reglas del juego en la academia mexicana obligan a publicar, a escribir libros y a demostrar que se es capaz de sortear tal reto, aunque después nadie lea los libros, no se discutan y duerman en los almacenes, sin alimentar la formación de los estudiantes o los debates públicos sobre los temas que no pueden ser ajenos a la universidad. No es que todos los profesores universitarios sean egoístas o utilitarios, pero las reglas disgregan y, en ciertos momentos, balcanizan el campo académico. En el caso que comento, tengo la impresión, sin haber leído ninguno de ambos libros, como dije, que el espíritu que animó a escribir ambos textos es distinto, y aunque sirvan para acumular puntos y prestigio, principalmente son útiles para los propósitos que les originaron.

Una universidad sin un fuerte pilar en la filosofía, o con profesores que investigan solo en función de lo que a cada uno le parece, puede dejar de lado su función social, la enorme responsabilidad que tiene, especialmente en un momento en que los problemas convulsionan a la sociedad a extremos que ponen en riesgo la vida. Una universidad, decía, que no se compromete en una sociedad que, en palabras de Zygmunt Bauman, se vuelve líquida, es una universidad colocada de espaldas a su realidad.

Y los profesores de la Escuela de Filosofía dejan constancia de su posición y pueden, con justeza, afirmar que cumplen su responsabilidad, aquella que expresara magistralmente Federico Mayor Zaragoza siendo director general de la UNESCO: los profesores tenemos la obligación de bajar de las torres de marfil a las plazas de nuestros pueblos. Ese fue el camino que siguieron los profesores de filosofía al escribir uno de los libros.

Del resultado, es decir, del contenido de los libros habrá que escribir en otro momento, pero ahora me alegra la aparición de dos obras simbólicas que marcarán un punto y aparte, un renovado impulso a la filosofía en la Universidad y en Colima.  Eso creo, eso deseo.

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Comentarios

  1. Miguel Rosales Ochoa 2A dice:

    I think a book not easy to make and much less to publish to specify an event like this must have much knowledge the author and a love of writing and reading.

    The philosophy in my case I do not like by the management theory that is taught and my bad habit of not reading.

    I agree with Dr. Juan Carlos if there is no philosophy there is no university, every institution needs people thinking university and teach students to reason.

    Congratulations to the teachers who completed their workand have much exist in this and future.

  2. Juan Pedro tintos Mendoza 2º B dice:

    Personally, I don`t like philosophy, and sincerely I don`t think it is necessary, just because it isn`t fundamental, just theory, thoughts, men idea, and I find it boring. Even all this opinion I respect philosophy and all those men and women who study that, I definitely couldn`t … if I’m making A mistake with this comment, please correct me, I`m disposed to learn about new opinion, not about philosophy lol..

  3. Omar Alejandro Rios Del Toro 2A dice:

    I want ask applause to all teachers of philosophy. I think what you have everything reason and big humanistic in promote the books. I wait read soon the results of project philosophy. Respectfully the faculty of philosophy is the less importance give congratulation for raise a hand.

  4. Luis Antonio Naranjo Mora 2B dice:

    I think that if teachers and even students of U de C make progress like publish a book, start and finish projects, etc. The U de C would have more prestige. As you say Juan Carlos; a university must have a close relationship with the society.

  5. Jose CArlos Hernandez Hernandez 2B dice:

    Philosophy only states the fact and the problem for the search of the truth. Science proves it and gives it as fact.
    Philosophy is to important for everyday life and all aspects.

  6. Irving De La Mora 2B dice:

    A university without vision, without philosophy, not a university, we need support as a community college education to every branch of the university, and supplement knowledge among faculties.

  7. Rodriguez Niebla Manuela 2 B dice:

    I think that without philosophy there is no reason to be, I think that it is a great advance, the publication of these books written by teachers at the UdeC. Lack spread these books at the UdeC. I love read your blog because I find out what happens at the UdeC.

  8. Maria Dolores Adán Santillán 2°D dice:

    In my opinion is very important that the peoples we may be able give my opinion for all the topics that in the life we present.

  9. Roberto Quintero Cervantes 2D dice:

    Without philosophy the U d C wouldn’t have made a great progress with the teachers that wrote the books.The faculty of Philosophy has very good teachers and I think they should keep up the good work with the books! Great Job!

  10. axel j orozco 2B dice:

    in my opinion i think that philosophy is a great thematic to consider looking at… i mean so of the greatest men to live in this planet were philosofers… not all but some…

  11. The philosophy a very important concept for a university project out.
    No doubt the University of Colima has a lot of this concept is why I am proud to study there.
    Congratulations to the teachers who dedicate themselves to work every day effort but with the philosophy.

  12. Armando Vázquez Zamora 2° B dice:

    Very good publication, I think that throughout the country and the world in schools there must be the area of philosophy. Because philosophers are those that help us to reflect on the things I believe k not would nothing if there was no philosophers in the world.

  13. María Lizbeth Ochoa Sarmienta 2B dice:

    i think that philosophy is good for your personal life and social, in my personal opinion the philosophy i don’t like, because is boring but is important.
    we should recognize the effort teachers for still with determination in the philosophy.

  14. Alan Rair Guzman Delgado 2D dice:

    I believe the university with philosophy gives the students a better development as human being. I believe philosophy helps and give another way to view the world.

  15. Jonathan Andres Llamas Cruz 2B dice:

    You are right, an university without philosophy, would be a building for physic or application teaching, but not cultural and historic, that will help us to be better day to day ethically and morally, philosophy makes us think about how people distinguishes us from people who doesn’t has any education.

  16. cesar ivan castro carrillo 2*D dice:

    In my view I think is right because it is true that philosophy is very important to us to be aprendesajes giarnos in a little or a lot of ignorant.

  17. 2ºA Ricardo Ploneda Espindola dice:

    The philosophy is an important part of life, since her looks in a different way events and takes the point of view of each person about the event

  18. Maria Dolores Adan Santillan dice:

    in my opinion the philosophy is very important to people because is the form of reason

  19. Jose Antonio Aguiar Palacios 2 "A" dice:

    I am with Carlos in my opinion the philosophy is very important for our education. For me personally I like it more practical than the theoretical but I think that both categories must be present to sustain a good education. I do not think a university is very prestigious much philosophy I go by what I practice.

  20. Francisco Javier Chan Ramirez 2 "B" dice:

    The philosophy is very good in our lives and makes us more knowledgeable about the environment in which we live. I think we can all read and read is rich in it’s entirety.

  21. JOSE NICANOR RUIZ LOPEZ dice:

    I think that philosophy is an of science most important already that by she is can be done big investigation.

  22. Javier Alexis Cernas Avalos dice:

    University’s philosophy is very important, because with it they can give identity to all students. Philosophy gives another ways of to see life.

  23. Carrillo Mosqueda Gustavo Alverto 1-B dice:

    In my opinion is if it had a better culture and quality of reading it would many things that we did not notice as well as thinking and logical think.

  24. Alvaro Arellano Gálvez 2A dice:

    The philosophy is an Important part of life, since her looks in a different way events and Takes the point of view of Each person about the event

  25. Alvaro Arellano Gálvez 2A dice:

    In my opinion, the philosophy is very important because it is the form of expression of each person and each person has different views and it helps to express themselves better.

  26. Adrian Alejandro Vizcaino Martinez 2B dice:

    Many people think that philosophy has no future, but I think otherwise, thanks to the great philosophers who leave universities as ours shows us how important they are to our society, bringing us thoughts, teachings and books of great value.

  27. Long time ago were the great greek philosophers who start to focus in the thought and the reason. Nowadays this labor of these people Is less know by everyone but it is still helpful.

  28. Ruben Ricardo Trujillo Garcia 2 A dice:

    In my opinion you are right, a university without philosophy would be a building for teaching of physics or application, but cultural and historical, that will help us become better day by day with ethics and moral philosophy makes us how people think that distinguishes us from people who do not have any education, it helps us to realize that level of philosophy is what the U of C has more than anything is to see the quality of working together to make ke this is a better tomorrow. Greetings.

  29. Rommel Salvador Juárez Rodríguez 2B dice:

    Personally I do not like the philosophy, it’s not that I think that it will not serve, but I don’t feel attraction to her, but I know that the philosophy is important and helps us on the fundamental questions about the existence, morality, mind, language, etc. But while some of these themes if I attract, the philosophy itself, not.

  30. Osdy Fletes Arreola 2A dice:

    I think it’s great that some people from the university have published a book.
    And with all this college and gradually encourage more people and more desire hecharan to do the same, I imagine that books have to be very interesting.
    I think the university is on a very good way.

  31. Madrigal Velasco pedro dice:

    Good philosophy in a college depends on the ability of criticism of teachers.
    If they have good ability to criticize not have a good philosophy of what must be done to educate and so would not have a good school.

  32. Heredia Moran Alejandro Gilberto 2B dice:

    I agree with you, for a university it is important to have good foundations since one of its main tasks is to train human beings responsible with society. I think that philosophy is a science that helps us to understand our world so that we will be able to do something to improve it.

  33. MIGUEL LEON BAUTISTA 2º "A" dice:

    The mere fact that a person publishes a book is already a great achievement.
    Philosophy, frankly I never liked, but quisas deva is not to have given me the opportunity to learn more about it.
    Philosophy has always been a fundamental part of our education, fortunately there are people who love it if you grab, an example of these people are the authors of these two books that have just been published, congratulations in good time …

  34. Juan Francisco Arreola Hernández 2A dice:

    I think that to have a good university must have philosophers who give us to reflect on the importance of studies, and promote diverse expressions and human situations.

  35. 2A José Carlos Llerenas Montes dice:

    I think that all of us must have a philosophy of life.
    So, we will have principles which respect in any situation.
    Also we will know what to do in some situations presented.
    Therefore, an University must always have a philosophy.

  36. Ivan Alejandro Novela Macias 2°B dice:

    for me philosophy I find very interesting, understanding things call rate of learning to think differently Mandera have another view of life is not something you want to live but my attention that way of thinking.

  37. salvador hernandez francisco 1°A dice:

    The mere fact that a person publishes a book is already a great achievement.
    I think that philosophy is a science that helps us to understand our world so that we will be able to do something to improve it.

  38. J. Enrique Madrigal Díaz 2 A dice:

    In my opinion the philosophy a university is essential.
    The philosophy is the personality and essence of the university and shows the direction where you want to go.

  39. Luis Guillermo Briecño 2 "D" dice:

    For me philosophy is like math, give you a completely different way of seeing our world, of course, if you understand it.

  40. Luis Ricardo Hernández Rebolledo 2°A dice:

    The general philosophy, if material and above all we have to guide young people to take a workshop to impart some knowledge in philosophy.
    That change much the situation where we are.

  41. Ana Laura Ochoa Vallin 1 D dice:

    In my opinion, the philosophy is very important because it is the form of expression of each person and each person has different views and it helps to express themselves better.

  42. Manuel Alejandro Rodriguez Valdovinos 2°D dice:

    Philosophy is a very important, but at a university without it for me not say it’s a university would rather just a place where we could learn things practically, leaving aside the theory and culture.

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