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by / on April 17, 2012 at 11:04 pm / in Video

Commentary on Theology of the Body and Dignitas Personae

This is a brief additional point about a better option than IVF for couples struggling with infertility.  

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Stem Cells, the Soul and the Role of Love in Ethics
by / on April 17, 2012 at 11:02 pm / in Video

Stem Cells, the Soul and the Role of Love in Ethics

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.

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by / on April 17, 2012 at 10:55 pm / in Video

Links Between: Suffering, Gratitude and Joy. (1/2 hr. Interview)

In this 1/2 hour interview (video) I: (1) discuss the three main questions people often ask about suffering; (2) express John Paul II’s way of dealing sensitively with the question and (3) explore the way St. Maximillian Kolbe exemplified this challenging, yet fulfilling teaching. I also talk about Viktor Frankl, and his work Man’s Search for Meaning. There is a […]

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Personal Uniqueness in the Thought of John Paul II and Max Scheler
by / on April 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm / in Articles

Personal Uniqueness in the Thought of John Paul II and Max Scheler

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 – […]

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Personhood, the Soul, and Non-Conscious Human Beings: Some Critical Reflections on Recent Forms of Argumentation within the Pro-Life Movement
by / on April 17, 2012 at 10:46 pm / in Articles

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 […]

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John Paul II and Christian Personalism vs. Peter Singer and Utilitarianism: Two Radically Opposed Conceptions of the Nature and Meaning of Suffering.
by / on April 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm / in Articles

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. […]

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John Paul II and Max Scheler on the Meaning of Suffering
by / on April 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm / in Articles

John Paul II and Max Scheler on the Meaning of Suffering

“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 […]

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What’s Love Got to Do With It, The Ethical Contradictions of Peter Singer
by / on April 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm / in Articles

What’s Love Got to Do With It, The Ethical Contradictions of Peter Singer

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 […]

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by / on March 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm / in Media Shorts

Coffee Talk: What is Faith? (Part 1)

This is the start of a new series of casual coffee talks about how philosophy and theology relate to daily life. This first video is part 1 of 2 on the question: “What is faith?” Mike Gannotti read a recent article of mine in which I pointed out that many people think faith is irrational, and he wanted to discuss […]

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by / on February 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm / in Media Shorts

Bioethics and Stem Cell Research

In this 10 min. video Mike Gannotti and I discuss the various types of stem cell research and explain the Church’s position on the different types.

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