Welcome to the School of Philosophy
Our community of students and scholars works together to study issues confronting both the major philosophical disciplines and the major figures in the history of philosophy. With a specific concern for the Catholic intellectual tradition, we are guided by two perennial questions: What is the human good? What are the ultimate principles of being and knowledge?
Our Ph.D. program is designed to provide students with a broad philosophical background both in the history of philosophy and the systematic study of philosophical questions. With a strong record of job placement, our program gives students the skills for scholarly research and prepares them to join the academic community at large.
M.A. and Ph.L. Programs
We offer a variety of M.A. and Ph.L. programs for students interested either in a terminal degree or further doctoral studies. These programs provide a broad philosophical background both in the history of philosophy and the systematic study of philosophical questions, preparing students either for further academic study or the professional world.
Our undergraduate programs are designed to provide students with a broad philosophical background both in the history of philosophy and the systematic study of philosophical questions. These programs also give students the opportunity to do upper division work in related disciplines and serve as excellent preparation for the study of law or theology.
With the resources of the ecclesiastical faculties of the School of Philosophy and the School of Theology and Religious Studies, CUA offers an outstanding academic program in pre-theology studies for seminarians, inspired by the vision and in accord with the norms of The Program of Priestly Formation, fifth edition.
Dr. Lewis publishes an article: "Religious Freedom, the Good of Religion and the Common Good: The Challenges of Pluralism, Privilege and the Contraceptive Services Mandate" can be found in the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 25 - 49.
Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (former graduate student) edited a volume of essays by Michael Novak. The Myth of Romatic Love and Other Essays has been recently published.
Dr. De Groot delivers a paper: "Why Epistemology is Not Ancient: From Device and Drama into Philosophy" at the meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society, April 4-7, 2013, University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Lewis delivers a lecture: "Social Justice and the Common Good in Thomistic-Aristotelian Political Philosophy" at the "What Is Social Justice?" conference sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute at Georgetown University. April 6, 2013.
Dr. Dougherty delivers a lecture: "The Use and Abuse of Metaphor in Scientific Explanation" at James Madison University's "Emancipation" conference, March 21-22, 2013.
Dr. Vorwerk delivers a lecture: "Struggling with the Forms: A Plotinian Dilemma in the Early Augustine" at the Franciscan University of Stuebenville, March 22, 2013.
Dr. Canning delivers a lecture: "The Pleasure in Thinking" at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY as part of their "Perspectives on the Examined Life" lecture series. March 18, 2013.
Dr. Druart publishes 3 articles and 2 bibliographical guides: "Avicenna's Metaphysics and Duns Scotus' Questiones super secundum et tertium De anima" (2013), "Islam & Christianity: One Divine & Human Language or Many Human Languages" (2012), "Avicennan troubles: The Mysteries of the Heptagonal House and of the Pheonix" (2012), as well as "Brief Bibliographical Guide in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology" for both 2010 - 2011 and 2011 - 2012
Dr. Dougherty publishes 2 books: The Nature of Scientific Explanation (CUA press, 2013), and Briefly Considered: From the Mainstream: Notes and Observations of Western Culture (St. Augustine's Press, 2013)
Fr. Sokolowski publishes an article: "God's Word and Human Speech." Novo et Vetera 11 (2013): 189 - 212.