Philosophy and Religious Studies

LdM offers courses in a variety of topics in philosophy and religion, emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to the study of philosophical phenomena and a comparative study of religions and the role they play in the world’s diverse societies. Philosophy courses and the aspects examined are essential to students’ understanding of religious and spiritual beliefs and their relation to past and contemporary culture.

LdM courses touch a range of disciplines, from Italy’s contribution to modern science, the history of political thought, symbolism and secret codes in art to Astrology, the Renaissance Theory of ‘Love’ and the search for the ‘divine.’ Religious Studies courses examine world religions, their practices and their connections to other social, economic, and political institutions.

Courses currently available:

Western Philosophy: Methods and Inquiries
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Western Philosophy: Ancient and Early Modern Thinkers
World Religions
Logic and Critical Thinking
Environmental Philosophy
The Holocaust: Jewish and Christian Responses
Mysteries and Sacred Knowledge in Architecture
The Catholic Church and Society in Italy
Lost Symbolism: Secret Codes in Western Art
From Plato to Machiavelli: Classical Political Thought
Responsibility and Justice Towards Future Generations
From Machiavelli to the Present: Modern Political Thought
Italy’s Contribution to Modern Science
The Renaissance Theory of Love
Women in Religion
Contemporary Issues in Bioethics
Inter-Religious Dialogue
The Role of Magic in Renaissance Thought