I presented this lecture at University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain on June 4, 2013. I presented, within the University, to the Institute for Culture and Society, Religion and Civil Society Project.Read more ›
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Presented at: John Paul the Great Legacy Project Symposium; John Paul II Cultural Center, Washington DC October 17, 2009 Abstract: In this audio file I begin in part 1 by looking at a series of quotations from Pope John Paul II in order to get at two meanings of “progress” in his thought. One meaning of progress, the Pope holds, […]Read more ›
In this lecture I express some of the insights from Christian Personalism/Realist Phenomenology about the spiritual and bodily unity that human persons are and how these insights inform John Paul II’s Theology of the body. In other words, this lecture attempts to show the mystery and beauty of the fact that human persons are spiritual and bodily. In the end […]Read more ›
In this talk I try to express the sensitivity with which Pope John Paul II and other authors deal with the difficult question of suffering and its relationship to love. This talk was given at St. John of Rochester Catholic Church, Fairport, NY on February 13, 2008. Relation between suffering and love in Catholic teaching.Read more ›
Reflections on Christian Anthropology as the Foundation of the Culture of Life. I attempt to explain why the Catholic Church opposes In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). peterjcolosi.comRead more ›
This is a brief additional point about a better option than IVF for couples struggling with infertility.Read more ›
In this half hour interview I: (1) explain the moral questions surrounding stem cell research; (2) defend St. Thomas Aquinas against Nancy Pelosi; and (3) discuss the role of love in ethics using the words and caring actions of philosopher Peter Singer towards his mother at the end of her life.Read more ›
Peter J. Colosi, “The Uniqueness of Persons in the Life and Thought of Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II, with Emphasis on His Indebtedness to Max Scheler”. Chapter 3 in Karol Wojtyla’s Philosophical Legacy, eds. Nancy Mardas Billias, Agnes B. Curry and George F. McLean, (Washington, D.C.: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2008), 61 – 100. Colosi – […]Read more ›
Personhood, the Soul, and Non-Conscious Human Beings: Some Critical Reflections on Recent Forms of Argumentation within the Pro-Life Movement
Personhood, the Soul and Non-Conscious Human Beings: Some Critical Reflections on Recent Forms of Argumentation within the Pro-Life Movement. Life and Learning XVII, (Conference Proceedings of University Faculty for Life, Villanova University June 1-3, 2007), 277-304. Colosi, Personhood, the Soul and Non-conscious Human beings. This article explores a certain foundational problem I sometimes detect in some recent Prolife argumentation […]Read more ›
John Paul II and Christian Personalism vs. Peter Singer and Utilitarianism: Two Radically Opposed Conceptions of the Nature and Meaning of Suffering.
John Paul II and Christian Personalism vs. Peter Singer and Utilitarianism: Two Radically Opposed Conceptions of the Nature and Meaning of Suffering. Ethics Education, vol. 15, No. 1 (2009), 20 – 41. Ethics Education Vol 15 Issue 1 2009 P Colosi 20-41 This is the longer, scholarly version of the article dealing with euthanasia and critiquing Peter Singer. […]Read more ›