Born in Madrid on 25 May 1932, and educated in Spain and Italy, PROF. JOSEPH M. DE TORRE, B.A., University of Barcelona, M.A., Angelicum, Ph.D. (Philosophy), Angelicum, Rome, was ordained priest in 1955 for the Opus Dei prelature, and spent the next thirteen years in Ireland and England in continuous pastoral and educational work. In 1968, he came to the Philippines, where he has been serving as chaplain and spiritual director to people of all walks of life. Since 1970, he has been teaching social ethics, social economics, and modern philosophy at the Center for Research and Communication, and imparting these courses, as well as “theology for lay people” courses, to students of all sectors and age groups. He headed the Department of Philosophy at the CRC College of Arts and Sciences from 1989 to 1994, and is at present University Professor Emeritus of Social and Political Philosophy in the University of Asia and the Pacific.
He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars (USA), the American Catholic Philosophical Association, the Society of Catholic Social Scientists (USA), the American Maritain Association, the Royal Institute of Philosophy (UK), the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (Israel), the Catholic Educators Resource Center (Canada), the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs (USA), the University Faculty for Life (USA), the Atlas Economic Research Foundation (USA) and the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty (USA).
Several of his well-known books are used as textbooks in many schools here and abroad.
Being Is Person, 2005, back cover
De Torre, J. M. (2010). The Historical Genesis of Modern Science And Its Effects upon Civilization And Culture. Quezon City: Gabriel Books, Inc. 183 pages. 9 x 6 in.
Professor De Torre brings a wealth of reading and reflection to the task of critically analyzing some of the main strands of philosophical thought that were woven together in the scientific revolution of the modern period. Very hopefully he identifies major figures and ideas, and shows their role in developing approaches to the questions of human nature, knowledge and reality.
– Professor John Haldane, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
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