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 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


The Academic Guide (provisional version) for the year 2022/2023 is available for consultation.

Registrations will start on September 1, 2022.

The inauguration of the XXXVIII Academic Year will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022.

 Academic Guide 2022/2023 (provisional)

Applying to the Santa Croce

martedì 14 giugno 2022 - ore 17.00
aula Álvaro del Portillo 

Atto accademico in onore della prof.ssa MARÍA ÁNGELES VITORIA

Altri informazioni

On May 19, 2022 (3 pm, Aula Álvaro del Portillo), as part of the activities of "Vita Universitaria" and in collaboration with the School of Philosophy, the Seminar on Nihilism and Scientism. Some philosophical answers took place.

Speakers: prof. Mario De Caro (Roma Tre University) and prof. Gennaro Luise (Santa Croce), moderated by prof. Iacopo Ranciaro ("Democrito" State High School).

More information

Seminario di studi su "Nichilismo e scientismo" nell'ambito delle attività di Vita Universitaria


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