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.

Events 2023-24    Faculty Flyer    Study Plan 2023-24

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, took place an University Orientation Day for university students and 4th and 5th-year high school students, featuring presentations by Prof. Riccardo MANZOTTI from IULM.
Digital thought and human thought: an ontological issue?  Morning Session.
From Plato to Chat GPT: How to meet the challenge of artificial intelligence? Afternoon Session.

FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS:  from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Presentation of specialized degrees in Philosophy offered by 7 Italian Universities.

FOR 4TH AND 5TH-YEAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:  from 3.00 pm to 6:00 pm. Designing the future: career paths and opportunities.
Participation in the event allows free access to the test and a personal interview for feedback on the results with a career guidance expert.

Event accredited on the MIUR's S.O.F.I.A. platform.

The initiative was organized by the Department of Prospective Students, the School of Philosophy in collaboration with FIDAE (Federation of Educational Activity Institutes).

On the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic dated March 25, 2024, the Decree with the Table of correspondence between Italian academic titles and those of the Holy See for the purpose of recognizing university-level study cycles and periods in the European region, as provided for by the previous Agreement between Italy and the Holy See of February 13, 2019, was published.

Regarding the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, the Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy issued by the School of the same name will correspond to the Degree Class L-05, Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, while the License in Philosophy will correspond to the Master's Degree in Philosophical Sciences (LM-78).

Similarly, the License in Institutional Social Communication issued by the respective School will correspond to the Master's Degree in Public Communication, Corporate Communication, and Advertising (LM-59).

On the occasion of the Easter Holidays, both the Palazzo dell'Apollinare and the Library will be closed from March 28th to April 1st, 2024.

From April 2nd to April 7th, exams and classes for the ISSR will be held at the Apollinare.

Classes for the Faculties will resume on Monday, April 8th.

Wishing you a blessed Easter Resurrection!

On Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 (at 3:00 PM, Álvaro del Portillo Hall), the School of Philosophy and the "Rhetoric & Anthropology" Group organized a Study Day on the theme The Impact of Music: Anthropology, Phenomenology, Relationship.

Moderated by Professor Sergio Tapia, the speakers included Rafael Jimenéz Catano from the School of Communication, who spoke on Music and rhetoric in the perception of human unity, and Cecilia Franchini, pianist and Professor at the Conservatorio “Benedetto Marcello” in Venice, who spoke about The musical human: paths of harmony and deep connection.


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