On the basis of realistic philosophy, research is being conducted on the current and future situation of Western civilization. Since 2001, every year since 2001, the Department's employees have been organizing International Symposia in the series “The Future of Western Civilization”. Until 2019, 18 such Symposia were held. The following issues were addressed: The future of Western civilization, Culture towards technology, Philosophy and education, Man and the State, Politics and religion, Evolutionism or creationism, Justice - ideas and reality, Terrorism - past and present, Civilizations towards multiculturalism, John Paul II against totalitarianism, Identity of the West in the face of global migration, Catholic University: threats and perspectives, Philosophy and civilizations, Pedagogy - science or ideology?. The texts of the papers have been published in 7 volumes of materials, and in recent years they have been published in the philosophical journal “Man in Culture”, which is published by the employees of the Department. All issues of this journal are available on the website: http://www.czlowiekwkulturze.pl/

Since 2006, every year, at the Catholic University of Lublin the Department's employees have been organizing the “O. Jacek Woroniecki Memorial Lectures”, during which several days of classes and lectures are given by professors representing various scientific centers in Europe and the USA. So far they have been attended by: Prof. Peter Redpath (St. John's University, New York), Prof. Thomas A. Michaud (Wheeling Jesuit University, West Virginia), Prof. Brendan Sweetman (Rockhurst University, Kansas City), Curtis Hancock (Rockhurst University, Kansas City), Prof. Fulvio Di Blasi, Prof. Richard J. Fafara, Prof. Edward M. Macierowski, Prof. Stephen Chamberlain, Prof. John Dudley.

 

 

Employees

 

Prof. dr hab. Piotr Jaroszyński

Fields of interest:

  • philosophy of culture, philosophy of civilization, philosophy of art, metaphysics, rhetoric

Current research:

  • Europe: Civilizations Clashing. From Athens to the European Union, Peter Lang 2019; (monograph)
  • Metaphysics or Ontology?, Brill-Rodopi, Leiden-Boston 2018; (monograph)
  • Philosophy of culture (tutorial);

International cooperation:

  • cooperation with: Adler-Aquinas Institute (USA), Gilson Society (USA), Gabriel Marcel Society (USA), West Liberty University Highlands Center (USA), Rockhurst Jesuit University (USA), Universidad Abat Oliba CEU (Barcelona), Universidad de Valladolid (Spain) as part of the project: “The Future of the Western Civilization”.

 

 

Dr hab. Imelda Chłodna-Błach

Fields of interest:

  • philosophy of culture, philosophy of civilization, philosophy of education, philosophy of art, rhetoric

Current research:

  • From Paideia to High Culture. Philosophical and Anthropological Basis of the Dispute about Culture, Peter Lang (monograph);
  • Philosophy of Education (tutorial);
  • Art of Rhetoric in Philosophical Discussion (tutorial);

International cooperation:

cooperation with: Adler-Aquinas Institute (USA), Gilson Society (USA), Gabriel Marcel Society (USA), West Liberty University Highlands Center (USA), Rockhurst Jesuit University (USA), Universidad Abat Oliba CEU (Barcelona), Universidad de Valladolid (Spain) as part of the project: “The Future of the Western Civilization”.

 

 

Dr Artur Mamcarz-Plisiecki

Fields of interest:

  • philosophy of culture, philosophy of civilization, rhetoric, audiovisual culture, journalism, theory and philosophy of politics

Current research:

  • Philosophy of film (monograph);
  • Rhetoric in audiovisual communication (tutorial);
  • Persuasion theory (tutorial);

International cooperation:

  • cooperation with: Adler-Aquinas Institute (USA), Gilson Society (USA), Gabriel Marcel Society (USA), West Liberty University Highlands Center (USA), Rockhurst Jesuit University (USA), Universidad Abat Oliba CEU (Barcelona), Universidad de Valladolid (Spain) as part of the project: “The Future of the Western Civilization”.