School of Philosophy

Filosofia

Understanding in context, in the heart of Rome

The School of Philosophy promotes contextual mediation between the fields of learning, between different cultures, and between reason and faith. With openness to theology, the School favors the understanding of the metaphysical dimension of truth and of the anthropological and historical, cultural context.

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We offer the foundations for understanding the crucial issues, whether current or perennial, to address the questions posed by scientific discovery and cultural change. The philosophical thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas, read in the light of the encyclical Fides et Ratio, roots our common tradition.

Our teaching style develops capability for critical thought, methodological accuracy, and intellectual responsibility:

  • Systematic and organic formation in the fundamental areas of Philosophy;
  • Direct contact with authors and their great philosophical works;
  • Deepening appreciation for the metaphysical and anthropological dimensions of the classical tradition.

In a context:

  • Of study and collaboration between professors and students: with an individualized tutorial approach and a dedicated teacher to guide each student;
  • With a library among the most complete for the study of Philosophy;
  • Universal, characterized by closeness to the See of Peter;
  • Open to the needs of local Churches, with a diverse community of students coming from the whole world.

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In evidenza

The offer of the optional Licentiatr Courses in English, which complement the normal curriculum courses in Italian, foresees this year 7 subjects for a total of 24 ECTS credits, from the study of the Schools of Theology, Philosophy and Communication.

The courses will be offered by professors Giulio Maspero (Trinitarian theology), Philip Goyret (Symbol of faith), John Cush (History of Catholic Church in the USA), Juan Andrés Mercado (Elizabeth Anscombe), Scott Hann (New Testament), José Ángel Lombo (Passions and virtues in St. Thomas) and Ralf van Bürhen (Christian Art and Architecture in Rome).

Characterized by a methodology very close to the Anglo-Saxon tradition, they are also open to students from other Roman universities.

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The Academic Guide for the year 2019/2020 is available for consultation.

Registrations will start on Monday, September 2, 2019.

The inauguration of the XXXV Academic Year will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019.

  Academic Guide 2019/2020

  Academic Calendar 2019/2020

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (8.45 am, Aula Álvaro del Portillo), on the initiative of the School of Philosophy, the Day of Study on Niels Steensen (1638-1686), Science, Philosophy and Religion took place

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Giornata di studio su Niels Steensen (1638-1686): "Scienza, Filosofia e Religione"

In view of the Beatification - on May 18, 2019 - of the Venerable Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri, the first faithful lay person of Opus Dei to be raised to the altars, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 (4:00 pm, Aula Magna "John Paul II") the University hosted a reflection on lay holiness.

In the presence of the Prelate of Opus Dei and Grand Chancellor of the University, Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz, in addition to the Spanish Venerable, the figures of Chiara Luce Badano, Carlo Acutis, Enrique Shaw, Chiara Corbella, Marta Obregón and Angelica Tiraboschi was investigated.

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Una riflessione sulla santità laicale, in occasione della Beatificazione di Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri

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