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 ›
“John Paul II and Max Scheler on the Meaning of Suffering.” Logos 12.3 Summer 2009, pgs. 17 – 32. I. Introduction During his wednesday audience at the end of Lent in the year 2001, Pope John Paul II said: “At the heart of this sacred Triduum is the mystery of an unbounded love, namely, the mystery of Christ […]Read more ›
Utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer says some humans — particularly fetuses, newborn babies, and elderly people suffering from dementia — should be killed if their deaths will reduce overall suffering. Never mind that Singer broke all of his own rules when his mother became ill with Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Peter Singer, a tenured professor of the Center for Human Values […]Read more ›