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The Catholic Church and the Catholic University

Although the deepest and most momentous truths about the nature and mission of a Catholic University are ecclesiastical, serious scholarly works devoted to the theory or the practical implications of this are wanting.

Edward Alam Read more

Subsidiarity: Two Interpretations

The sources of the idea of subsidiarity are diverse.

Czeslaw Porebski Read more

The Primary Purposes of Higher Education Today

For educators must either teach respect for human rights above all as the primary purpose of higher education, or respect for nature above all must be taught as its primary purpose. Both cannot be primary in the same senses

Peter McCormick Read more

Education in the digital era: Giving attention to the
Personal and Relational

Having entered the digital age, and rapidly preparing for much more in it, we are faced with new design possibilities. Digitalization and humanization appear not as opposites and instead can be perceived as mutually beneficial.

Aloys Buch Read more

Why argue ethics?

It is widely held that one of the prominent threats to both the well-being of human communities and global security in the dawn of the third millennium is a kind of social disintegration. People find out that there is very little they have in common, solidarity vanishes, and societies fall apart. What’s peculiar about this argument is the ambiguity of the vocabulary. What exactly does the notion of falling apart mean? Is it that the atmosphere of hatred defines the mutual attitude of ideologically-backed groups delimitated by whatever kind of identity-markers? Or, perhaps it refers to the atomization of individuals relying on their disentangled and fragile orientations that Charles Taylor, though in a slightly different context called the «closed world structures».

Viktor Poletko Read more