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The Role of Philosophy in the History of the Timorese Society

The history of East Timor has gone through several moments of transformation due to human actions that have the presence of Portuguese, Japanese, Indonesians and different social groups and local kingdoms. With this, one can note the trend of the evolution of thinking, arising from education in philosophy and its contribution to the changes that were seen as necessary, were initial instruments for Timor to become a republic, not explored, but as an autonomous people. Thus, the aim of this article is to present a reflection on the role of philosophy in the history of the Timorese society. Thus, philosophy should not be understood only with a mere sense of individualistic self-construction, or even an incorporation of circumstantial urgencies, but rather with regard to a content that must be taught and learned, given that there are languages and methods and that, with due importance, understanding is built, also developing more doubts and, thus, the philosophical character of national thought. However, it is necessary to recognize the assumption that philosophical themes were established according to universal terms, with Universal approaches and incorporated with the urgencies of each place. Thus, even the themes with a challenging nature, there was still Timorese philosophical expression of clear importance for the development of a national idea, so that philosophy is present and is still discussed in all periods that make up the National History. In that regard, this article will offer in the first part an introduction, second philosophy, third history, fourth nation building, fifth the history of struggle for national liberation and will be end with final consideration.

History, East Timor, Philosophy, Development

APA Style

Borromeu, M., Borromeu, N., Barreto, D. D. C., Soares, M. A., Alves, E. S. (2024). The Role of Philosophy in the History of the Timorese Society. International Journal of Philosophy, 12(1), 1-7.

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Borromeu, M.; Borromeu, N.; Barreto, D. D. C.; Soares, M. A.; Alves, E. S. The Role of Philosophy in the History of the Timorese Society. Int. J. Philos. 2024, 12(1), 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20241201.11

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Borromeu M, Borromeu N, Barreto DDC, Soares MA, Alves ES. The Role of Philosophy in the History of the Timorese Society. Int J Philos. 2024;12(1):1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20241201.11

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