Magisterial Lectures

The Magisterial Lecture series is a collection of selected talks from Ateneo classes, delivered by some of the University’s most respected faculty members. They are produced and shared for the benefit of learners everywhere. It is an Areté Production done in partnership with The Department of Communication, Loyola Schools and the Eugenio Lopez Jr. Center for Multimedia Communication.

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What is Art? Is art useful in a pandemic?

René B Javellana SJ

In this lecture, Fr. Javellana teaches us how to read a painting, Pieter Bruegel's Dull Griet (Mad Meg). He discusses how artistic expression arises from human experience, and how it can help us make sense of the world's madness.

Doon Po Sa Amin: Ang Bisa ng Awit Bilang Isang Tula

Michael M Coroza PhD

In this lecture, Dr. Coroza talks about song (awit), and its historical and current significance in Philippine oral tradition.

Perspectives on Development

Benjamin T Tolosa

In this two-part lecture, Dr. Tolosa shares perspectives which have emerged from the field of development studies and development economics.

Self-Care: How to Deal with Stress

Fr Roger Champoux SJ

In this lecture, Fr. Roger gives us a nuanced take on stress, and how humans react to it.

Mga Tagông Detalye sa Noli Me Tángere

Paolo Ven B Paculan

In this lecture, Ser Pao parses through Jose Rizal's revolutionary text and points out "easter eggs" and lesser-known allegories in Noli Me Tángere.

Science Communication: It’s More Complex Than Simply Simplifying

Inez Ponce De Leon

In this lecture, Ma'am Inez talks about the value of science communication and translating facts and data into meaningful information.

Kapal ng Mukha, Kapalpakan, at Iba Pang Salik ng Kabibuhan

Ronan B Capinding

In this lecture, Sir Ron observes how students become more guarded and lose enthusiasm in learning Filipino as they reach higher grade levels. He then explores how this is connected to fear of failure, shame, and suggests how teachers can approach this problem.

Weaving Mathematics

Ma. Louise Antoinette N. De Las Peñas PhD

In this lecture, Dr. De las Peñas talks about the intersection of mathematics and Philippine indigenous weaving.

Demography and Human Capital: Why Education Matters

Ricardo Abad

In this lecture, Dr. Abad discusses demography and human capital, looking at how education affects a country's population growth and overall resiliency.

The Enlightenment: Still Burning Bright

Fernand N Zialcita, PhD

In this lecture, Doc Zialcita talks about the European Age of Enlightenment, how it came to the Philippines, and how it is still relevant today.

The Limits of Machine Learning

Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo

In this lecture, Dr. Rodrigo discusses how machine-learned models are constrained by the data on which they are based and by the human beings who control them.

Ethics from a Feminist Perspective

Jean Emily P Tan PhD

In this two-part lecture, Doc Jean discusses Philosophy from the lens of a meta-ethical feminist critique.

Self-Healing in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Francisco A. Navarro MD

In this lecture, Dr. Navarro talks about the foundational concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Eastern perspectives on science and the human body. Sharing his experience as a medical doctor, he recommends ways to help us understand and maintain our health.

Deontology and Business Ethics

Oscar Bulaong

In the first lecture, Dr. Bulaong discusses Deontology, and the crisis of truth-telling. In his second lecture, he offers insights on how to reconcile business and ethics.

Science and Religion With Jovino G Miroy PhD

Jovino G Miroy PhD

In this lecture, Dr. Miroy talks about the relationship of science and religion.

Husserl’s Phenomenological Method and Ethics of Buddhism with Manny Dy

Manny Dy

In these two lectures, Manny Dy discusses Husserl's Phenomenological Method and the ethics of buddhism.

Tools for Ethical Decision Making and Doing Philosophy

Dr. Antonette Palma-Angeles

In this lecture, Dr. Angeles poses an ideal method for decision making when we are faced with an ethical dilemma.

On Journeys and Crossroads

Roberto Conrado Guevara, PhD

In Part 1 of this lecture, Bobby Guev discusses the Exodus narratives and draws parallels between the plight of the enslaved Israelites in the story and the realities of our present day. In Part 2, he delves deeper into the concept of 'fear' in the context of the story and the state of our country today.

The Necessity of Atheism

Dr. Guss Rodriguez

In this lecture, Doc Guss discusses atheism from a philosophical perspective: tracing its origins and explaining how humans came to embrace it as a response to the absurdity of their own existence (don't worry, it isn't as bad as it sounds). He then poses the question—is the 'atheist' human truly flourishing?

Living with Technology in a VUCA world

Dr. Assunta Cuyegkeng

The Magisterial Lecture series is a collection of selected talks from Ateneo classes, delivered by some of the University’s most respected faculty members. They are produced and shared for the benefit of learners everywhere. Magisterial Lectures will be available on Arete’s YouTube channel for free.

Usapang Tapat: Tungo sa Isang Katutubong Etika

Dr. Remmon E. Barbaza

In this lecture, Dr. Barbaza discusses ethics and language, using the Filipino word ‘tapat’ and its various meanings as case study.

The Pope, The Poor, The Planet

Fr Jose Ramon T Villarin, SJ

In the newest Magisterial Lecture Series episode, Fr. Jett discusses the complex nature of environmental issues, focusing on climate change as an example, the need to shift to a more integral ecology, and what we need to do as a community and as individuals.

The Origin of the Universe: A Vast and Expanding Universe

Fr Bienvenido F. Nebres S.J

In this video, Fr. Ben delivers a lecture for the course entitled Science, Technology, and Society (STS 10) about the beginnings of our universe: from the big bang, to now.

Tao po! Tuloy! Halina sa Loob ng Tao

Fr. Bert Alejo

Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ also known as Paring Bert is a Filipino Jesuit priest who worked with trade unions and informal labour groups in Manila before earning a doctorate degree in anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.