HomeΦιλοσοφια: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 19 no. 1 (2018)

TOWARDS A NORMATIVE INTERCULTURAL DISCOURSE IN THE CORDILLERA AUTONOMOUS REGION

Shierwin Agagen Cabunilas

 

Abstract:

In this paper, I discuss the relevance of indigenous normativity in advocating a deliberative yet autonomous political institution of the Gran Cordillera. I develop what I call ‘normative intercultural discourse.’ This notion attempts to integrate indigenous normative approaches and deliberative theory judiciously, without eliminating the distinctive character of each. In my opinion, this view can forge a shared understanding in the direction of the proposed Cordillera autonomous region. I argue that it can open the possibility for a stronger Cordillera demos that reflects the Cordilleran aspiration to determining its economic, political, and social affairs.