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

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:

On September 3, 2020, the Italian course for new entrants began. The activity is taking place in online mode.

These are three groups for a total of 71 students​, divided by level of knowledge of the language (A1, A2, B1). They participate from South Asia, from various African countries, Latin America & Europe.

Two groups have lessons in the morning (Italian time) and a group of South Americans has lessons in the afternoon (Italian time), therefore in time slots adapted to their needs.

On October 5, 2020, the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross will hopefully begin lessons for the new academic year in presential mode. This reopening will respect and follow the indications of the Health Authorities.

The level of normality will depend on the evolution of COVID 19 and - in an institution with a strong international presence - on the situation in the students' countries of origin.

At the moment, with the data currently available, the University is preparing some measures and investments to start the 2020/2021 courses without delays or uncertainties.

These measures include:

1. The maintenance of the entire academic courses and the general distribution of timetables;

2. The University will try to ensure that any delays in the ability to attend courses (for reasons related to the pandemic) do not have a negative academic impact on the student;

3. To protect people's health and in accordance with the indications of the Health Authorities the following will be carried out:

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