School of Philosophy


Philosophy plays a distinctive and indispensable role of mediation among cultures and forms of knowledge, and also between reason and faith. 


With this role in view, the School of Philosophy stresses both the metaphysical dimension of truth and the comprehension of the present anthropological and socio-cultural context.

The School fosters reflection on the most fundamental human questions and on the issues raised by science.

Encouraged by the encyclical Fides et Ratio, the School gives particular importance to the philosophical approach of St. Thomas Aquinas.

The School’s teaching activity is aimed at fostering a critical capacity, methodological rigor and intellectual responsibility.


In evidenza

Academic celebration of the Feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Patron Saint of the Faculty of Philosophy, will be held on Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 9:30 am. There will be a Mass in the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare followed by the keynote address at 10:45 am entitled "Philosophical theology and intellectus fidei", by Rev. Prof. Serge-Thomas Bonino, OP (Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas), Aula Álvaro del Portillo.

The Holy Cross will be hosting the Conference on The male-female relationship within an integral ecology. The conference is being offered by the journalist and writer Fabrice Hadjadj and will be held on Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the conference room Alvaro del Portillo.

This conference falls within the larger Expert Meeting at the University entitled Integral ecology of the man-woman relationship: the relational perspective, and is organised by the ROR Group (Ricerca di Ontologia Relazionale) from the 24th to the 25th of November.

Find out more about ROR Group


STOQ Research Project: “Nature, Science, and Metaphysics”
Anscombe’s “Philosophy of Nature”
Dr. Nicholas J. Teh (University of Cambridge, University of Notre Dame)
Thursday, March 17, 2016 – 3:00 p.m. – Aula Benedetto XVI

Locandina (pdf) (Contact stoq [at] pusc [dot] it  to receive the Seminar Abstract)


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