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Philosophy - MA, PhD


The Center for Thomistic Studies is the only graduate philosophy program in the United States uniquely focused on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. In the pursuit of a living Thomism, the Center’s programs stress both historical understanding of Aquinas’s texts and a rigorous rethinking of his thirteenth-century wisdom in the light of twenty-first century problems and realities.

The Center offers courses in all periods in the history of philosophy, but the Center’s courses are distinctive in the way that they seek to maintain a dialogue between the thought of Aquinas and the thinking of major philosophers from a variety of philosophical traditions. Driving these inquiries, however, is a thirst for the truth, for the reality of both nature and supernature, which culminates in that unified understanding known as wisdom.

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