UP KAPITAS was conceptualized in the summer of 1990. It was officially recognized as a CSSP- based organization on the 27th of July of that same year. The founders, composed of ex-seminarians and ex-applicants of other philosophy organizations, envisioned to bring back the lost glory of Philosophy and create a unique Filipino philosophy that would alleviate the oppressive lives of the Filipino masses. They number about 21 in all.
The UP Kabataang Pilosopo Tasyo (UP KaPiTas) is a College of Social Sciences and Philosophy- based socio-academic organization pursuing the following OBJECTIVES:
1. To strive towards the development of a Filipino Philosophy that is relevant to Philippine Society.
2. To provide philosophy students with a venue for their philosophical endeavors and
3. To promote philosophy as a discipline
It is guided by the following principles:
1. Critical and Analytical Thinking
2. Academic Excellence
3. Moral Integrity
4. Economic Viability