The paper articulates the relationship between philosophy, Erōs, and the Filipino Jesuit priest Roque J. Ferriols. As a way of life, philosophy is related to three Greek words (thaumazein, aesthesis, and logos) and is the desire for the hen panta (one-in-all). The paper then describes the life of the philosophōs by referring to the image of Erōs and the character of Socrates in Plato’s Symposium. It ends by identifying the philosophical project of Ferriols with the quest of the philosophōs. It argues for meron as the articulation/inarticulation of a universal truth, of what is really real, and as the proper concern of the philosopher.


philosophy, Erōs, Roque Ferriols, meron, katotohanan

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