Updated on April 17, 2019
Dr. Hla Bu was Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at Rangoon University.
Later, Rangoon University established two departments
Philosophy is derived from “Phil” (meaning Love [of]) and “sophy” (meaning wisdom).
Advanced degrees often have “Philosophy” (to mean “Love of wisdom”). They include
- M.Phil (Master of Philosophy)
- Ph.D (Doctorate in Philosophy)
Under the then new Education (starting in 1964), students with the lowest ILA (Intelligence Level Aggregate) were “assigned” to study Philosophy. One student, who was a High School Luyechun”, ended up studying Philosophy, but he did not lose heart and eventually became a computer programmer.
The New Education System led to the end of Liberal (well-rounded) education.
Dr. Khin Maung Win was Professor of Philosophy. He served as Minister of Education in the BSPP era.
U San Lwin was a Lecturer, but he was also known as author (e.g. famous Philosophers), hypnotist, movie director, and monk (discussing comparative religion)
Psychology is derived from “Psycho” (meaning Mind) and “logy” (meaning study [of]).
Dr. Hla Thwin, father of U Mya Thwin (Philip, EP75), served as Professor of Psychology.
Dr. Kyaw Sein served as Minister of Education in the BSPP era.
The term Psychology appears in some computer books :
- The Psychology of Programming (by G. Weinberg)
- The Psychology of Computer Vision (by P. H. Winston)
There are some experiments and studies including
- Stanford “prison”