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Dr. Mirela Oliva Assistant Professor
Center for Thomistic Studies
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Areas of competence: Metaphysics, Political Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Thomism and Neothomism, Philosophy of Language

Areas of Expertise
Philosophy of Religion and Ethics


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Philosophy (PHD) - Albert-Ludwigs-Universitšt Freiburg, Germany (2007)


  • "Das innere Verbum in Gadamers Hermeneutik"
    Mohr Siebeck, Tubingen (2009)
  • "Paul Ricoeur, Tradurre l'intraducibile. Sulla traduzione"
    Pontificia Universita Urbaniana (2008)


  • "The Meaning of History in Maritain" (2014)
    Annual Meeting of the American Maritain Association
  • "Meaning and Multiculturalism" (2014)
    Academy of Human and Social Sciences
  • "Meaning in Taoism and Hermeneutics" (2014)
    Annual Meeting of the North Texas Philosophical Association
  • "The Thomistic Challenge of Sensus Communis: A Hermeneutic Perspective" (2013)
    Pontifical Academy of St Thomas Conference
  • "Sense and Reference in Ricoeur and Frege" (2013)
    Cologne University of Applied Sciences
  • "Trinity and Difference: Heidegger and Gadamer on Aquinas" (2013)
    International Conference in Medieval Studies
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