School of Philosophy


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.

Attività 2022-23  Brochure  Piano di Studi 2022-23


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.


In evidenza

On Friday 25 November 2022 (10.30 a.m. in Hall À. del Portillo), the Academic celebration of the School of Philosophy took place, on the occasion of the anniversary of its patron saint. St Catherine of Alexandria.

Prof. Em. Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz (Technische Universität Dresden) gave a lecture entitled How to rethink the human being - masculine and feminine? The provocation of Edith Stein's anthropology.



Festa accademica della Facoltà di Filosofia

On Tuesday 8 November 2022, the School of Philosophy organized the Interdisciplinary Forum On Anthropology-IFA Study Day with talks by Prof. Luca Valera (Universidad Valladolid and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Prof. Donatella Pacelli (LUMSA University) and Prof. Juan Narbona (PUSC). Moderator: Prof. Francesco Russo.

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Giornata di Studio IFA - "Abitare il mondo, abitare i mondi"

Martedì 8 novembre 2022 (ore 15.30 in aula À. del Portillo) la Facoltà di Filosofia organizza la Giornata di Studio Interdisciplinary Forum On Anthropology-IFA con gli interventi dei proff. Luca Valera (Universidad Valladolid e Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Donatella Pacelli (Università LUMSA) e Juan Narbona (PUSC). Modera il prof. Francesco Russo

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On Monday, October 3, 2022, the Inauguration Ceremony opening the 2022-23 academic year took place.

The traditional votive Mass of the Holy Spirit was held in Sant'Apollinare Basilica, presided by the Grand Chancellor of the University, Mons. Fernando Ocáriz, and con-celebrated by clergy from the different schools.

In Aula Magna 'Giovanni Paolo II', the Solemn Academic Act took place.

Inaugurazione dell'anno accademico 2022-2023



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