Professor Kirti Bunchua, generally known as Kirti, is the philosopher, the founder of Kirtian School of thought. He was born on December 19, 1929 in Ayudhaya Province, Central of Thailand, as the child in the upper-lower class family, Catholic conservative family. He started school at the local Thai school, in 1947 He worked as a teacher in Darasamutr school Sriracha, Chonburi Province, in 1952 He got scholarship to study degree at Urbaniana University, Rome, Italy until he got 2 master degree in Theology and in Philosophy. the he was back to Thailand and worked as the philosophy instructor at Kularbwittaya school, Bangkok, after that he shift to the Phravisuthiwong School, PathumT hani Province and then worked at Saint Theresa School, Bangkok, during that period, he was study the degree at Chulalongkorn University and graduated in bachelor and then master of arts. He was invited to be the philosophy instructor at department of philosophy, Chulalongkorn University in 1968 that he was worked until retirement in 1995, He got the position of professor of philosophy, head of department, ordinate as the member of royal society in 1978 and honored with decoration in the most exalted order of the White Elephant in 2001. in 1995 he was invited to be founder and dean of the graduate school of the philosophy and religion, Assumption University. Then he was shift in 2002 to be founder and dean of the graduate school of philosophy, Saint John University by that time, in 2006 he was appointed to be member of the national legislative assembly. Finally He was invited to be founder and chair of the doctoral program in philosophy and ethics, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University in 2008 until now he is age 88 but still establish the book and paper in moderate postmodern philosophy to be ground of the Kirtian School of Thought.
Kirti Bunchua was authored the academic Thai and English philosophy and religious book more than 30 books during 1968-2014. He together was the columnist in newspaper and journals to distributed the philosophical ideas to the laymen in simplified. He was taught as special instructor in many university in Thailand especially 2 Buddhist University, MahaChulalongkornRajavidyalaya University and MahaMakut Buddhist University for long period.
His philosophy was a philosophical paradigm of thought development of man (2005)and instinct of being (2013) , accepted in national and regional level, most of his student are shared the common thinking and applied the philosophy in many area such as ethics, morality, Buddhist study, etc.
Paradigm of Thought Development of man:
Paradigm is the sketchy form of human thoughts. the same paradigm can be diversified in particular contexts and man can be more paradigm in oneself without any conflict, man can choose the optimized paradigm to the event he approaches. Paradigm could be divided in to 5 paradigms :
- Primitive paradigm belief that everything up to the above.
- Ancient paradigm belief that everything up to the rule.
- Medieval paradigm belief that everything up to the religion.
- Modern paradigm belief that everything up to the scientific method.
- Postmodern paradigm belief that everything purposes to the development of quality of life.
Instinct of Being:
Any being was development to the better quality, from matter to life, the goal of the being is to satisfy its instinct, for human, was developed as higher rank of living so the intrinsic need is stimuli from body to mind. man will satisfy from pleasure to happiness and to authentic happiness. Instinct could be divided in to 4 instinct :
- solid instinct was tension to be live in comfortable, laziness and need other to serve them.
- vegetarian instinct was tension to be live with wealthy and get benefit, take advantage in any situation.
- gene vigilant instinct was tension to be look for reproduction and protect the clan.
- intellectual instinct was tension to think and do it by his paradigm.
Kirtian School of Thought will go on to drive Thai people with Thai civilization and philosophy to live well and gain authentic happiness.