HomePhilosophia: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 38 no. 2 (2009)

Governance in a Postmodern World: Challenges for Philippine Science and Politics

Antonio P. Contreras

Discipline: Philosophy, Political Science



This paper shows that a postmodern reading of science and politics in the Philippines can lead to strategies that close the gap between them not through the deployment of a homogenizing discourse that would make them converse in a single language, but through their involvement in communities of understanding even as they remain in positions of difference. It is through these communities that science and politics would become integral in the establishment of a science-based governance in a postmodern world. It is this type of science that would match the organically-rooted postmodernism that is found in Philippine society.