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.


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 December 7, 2020, on the occasion of the third anniversary of the publication of the Apostolic Constitution Veritatis gaudium of Pope Francis, an interinstitutional agreement was signed by the Conference of Rectors of Roman Universities and Pontifical Institutions (CRUIPRO) to promote the mobility of students within the Roman ecclesiastical university system.

The agreement provides that every semester, ordinary students will be able to attend a course in one of the signatory institutions free of charge, subject to authorization by the institution they belong to and acceptance by the host institution.

Go to the Agreement

In the memory of St. Catherine of Alexandria, the Academic Feast of the School of Philosophy was held in live streaming on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.


Festa accademica della Facoltà di Filosofia


11 am - Greatings

11:30 am - Academic paper

"I valori della formazione filosofica"
Prof.ssa Rosa Maria Calcaterra, Università degli Studi Roma Tre

On Monday, October 5, 2020 (9:30 am, Basilica of Sant’Apollinare) Holy Mass for the inauguration of the Academic Year 2020/2021 took place, presided by the Rector of the University, rev. prof. Luis Navarro.

Santa Messa per l’inaugurazione dell’Anno accademico 2020/2021

Access to the celebration was by invitation, to allow compliance with the rules established by the health authorities.

Lessons will start in person on Tuesday, October 62020.

Le misure riportate nel presente Protocollo devono essere osservate responsabilmente da tutti coloro che accedono nei Palazzi dell’Università per l'attività didattica ordinaria e per l'uso della Biblioteca e delle sale lettura.

Principi generali di Prevenzione

Di seguito sono riportati i principi a cui attenersi nelle comuni attività quotidiane all’interno  dell’Università per prevenire l’insorgenza di forme virali, sia influenzali che da coronavirus:


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