14 January 2016

In the Fall 2015 the Philosophy Department of the Catholic University of Lublin has opened a new masters program dedicated to the philosophical foundations of the Catholic worldview, and in particular to the thought of Karol Wojtyla / John Paul II. Wojtyla’s personalism, which played a significant role in the renewal of the Catholic Church during the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s, combines in a unique way the great traditions of classical philosophy and phenomenology.

The main goal of our program is to follow this path, rediscovering the abovementioned traditions and confronting them with the many challenges of modernity.

Besides Wojtyla’s thought, the courses will engage with the works of such philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Max Scheler, Edith Stein, Dietrich von Hildebrand and Jacques Maritain.

We would be very interested in some sort of cooperation with philosophy departments, such as an exchange program between students and faculty. We welcome students from all around the world and with various academic backgrounds. All courses will be taught in English by scholars who specialize in ancient, Christian and phenomenological philosophy. Students will also have an opportunity to visit other European universities and to participate in the summer courses in Cracow. 


More information can be found on the following website:


Marcin Iwanicki