PROFESSOR DR. ALFREDO P. CO Brief Bio-Note Pontifical, Royal and Catholic University of Santo Tomas Manila, Philippines Prof. Dr. Alfredo P. Co is an Eminent Professor of Chinese Philosophy and Comparative Philosophy of the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. He is President of the prestigious Philippine Academy of Philosophical Research and Chair of the Technical Panel for Philosophy of the Philippine Commission on Higher Education. Alfredo P. Co graduated with a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Santo Tomas in 1976. He hold post doctorate on Classical Chinese Philosophy in the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1977 to 1978 as a Special Scholar of the Soka University of Japan, and then from 1979 to 1981 he took a second post doctorate in Comparative Philosophy in Sorbonne (Université de Paris III and Université de Paris IV) as a French Government Scholar. He was a Special Fellow of the Pacific Cultural Foundation of Taiwan and a Special Fellow of the International Society for Intercultural Studies and Research (India). A well-published scholar his works have been widely published in prestigious journals locally and internationally, and Prof. Co is also the Editor of Karunungan – A Journal of Philosophy. As the foremost Sinologist in the country, he has taught in De La Salle University (DLSU), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), and University of San Carlos (Cebu) as visiting professor. As a seasoned speaker he is a well sought after speaker in international philosophy congresses that has brought him to various countries. Prof. Co was the first professor to be honored with a Festschrift by the quadricentennial Pontifical University of Santo Tomas in 2009. The eight-volume Festschrift that contains collection of his writings and celebratory essays by colleagues and former students is considered a milestone in the history of philosophy in the Philippines.

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