Pursue the Good, True, and Beautiful

Philosophy is the study of the most basic questions of human existence, such as what a person is, how far our freedom extends, how matter and spirit come together in human nature, where the moral law comes from, how the mind knows reality, and how God can be known through reason and experience. In philosophy we examine these questions by probing human experience, by rational analysis, and also by studying closely the tradition of Western philosophy. Although philosophy is in many ways close to Christian theology, giving much to it and receiving much from it, philosophy is an entirely distinct and in some ways more fundamental discipline. In studying philosophy one also develops habits of critical thought; one develops powers of articulating, distinguishing, and arguing. The philosophy courses are, therefore, not just for future teachers of the subject, but for everyone who agrees with Socrates that “the unexamined life is not worth living.”

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Center for Bioethics

The struggle between an emerging culture of death and the culture of life has intensified in the last few decades. Bio-medical technological breakthroughs have made possible what was previously only theoretical, forcing us to confront in more depth questions about human life and dignity.

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Dr. Pat Lee Testifies Before Congressional Panel

Dr. Pat Lee Testifies Before Congressional PanelFranciscan University bioethicist asserts that fundamental right to life begins at moment of conception.March 03, 2016 STEUBENVILLE, OH—Testifying March 2 at the U.S. Capitol before the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, Dr. Patrick Lee, director of Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Center for Bioethics, said, “Governmental funding of abortion…

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Dr. Javier Carreño

Associate Professor
Austria Faculty Chair

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Dr. John F. Crosby

Dr. John F. Crosby

Professor
Co-Director

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Dr. Brandon Dahm

Dr. Brandon Dahm

Assistant Professor
Co-Director

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Dr. Logan Paul Gage

Dr. Logan Paul Gage

Assistant Professor
Department Chair

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Dr. James Harold

Dr. James Harold

Professor

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Dr. Healy

Dr. Michael J. Healy

Professor

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Dr. Lee

Dr. Patrick Lee

Professor

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Dr. Robert McNamara

Visiting Assistant Professor
Austria Program

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Dr. Alex Plato

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Roberts

Dr. Mark Roberts

Professor

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