The Doctoral cycle by its very nature is oriented towards perfecting the specialisation begun at licentiate degree. Specifically, the following doctoral specialisations are offered at School Ecclesiastical Philosophy:
Epistemology and Ontology
Ethics and Anthropology
Natural theology and philosophy of religion
History of Philosophy
The doctorate is aimed primarily at priests, religious and lay people who wish to teach at the Ecclesiastical Philosophy Schools , or at Catholic Institutes of Philosophy and Theology.
In the course of the first year of the doctorate, you will deepen your knowledge of a new modern language or deepen your knowledge of the language already studied at licentiate degree.
The management committee of the School, with the opinion of the Director of the doctoral dissertation, will determine whether the PhD student should attend to some seminars or monographic courses with a view to their research, even if the corresponding exams are not required.
Every fortnight, doctoral candidate seminars are held in which each doctoral candidate explains to the professors and doctoral students present the work carried out in his or her research, and answers questions raised by the audience during the presentation.
The doctoral cycle also includes, and fundamentally, research work under the supervision of a professor approved by School for at least three years in order to write a doctoral dissertation or doctoral thesis.
Ordinary students obtain the Degree of Doctor after passing the tests of the reading or defence of their doctoral dissertation before a tribunal of five members convened for this purpose by the management committee of the School. Once the doctoral dissertation has been approved, the total publication or at least a substantial part of the thesis is required in order to obtain the title of Doctor.
Rules of the thesis
Once the essay of the thesis is finished, the student -prior permission of the Director of the work - will be able to submit a copy in the administrative office, for its final assessment, at any time during the course. The professor advisor has a deadline one month to communicate to the interested party his observations, communication that will be made through the director of the thesis . The thesis deposited after May 20 may be submitted for counseling, but will be read only as of September, i.e., they will remain for the following academic year .
For the defence of the thesis, eight copies of the thesis must be submitted to the Secretary's Office, signed by Director , and the registration and payment of the established fees must be formalised. One copy of the thesis will be returned, stamped, to the author.
In addition, the graduate must present at the same time:
a) A summary in Spanish and in English of the content of the thesis not exceeding 250 words, both on paper and on computer support, according to the following instructions: SEE INSTRUCTIONS(PDF). These abstracts are intended for the file of the thesis made in Spanish universities.
b) The "Agreement form" so that the thesis can be included in the publication "Dissertation Abstracts International". This form, together with the instructions translated into Spanish to facilitate its completion, can be found at the following link: ABSTRACTS INTERNATIONAL(PDF).
A period of at least fifteen days will elapse between the date of submission of the eight copies of the thesis at the Secretary's Office and its reading. The Secretary's Office will inform PhD student in writing of the date, time and place of the defence of the thesis. The date of the defence may not be earlier than three calendar years after the acceptance of student at doctoral program.
The defence of the PhD thesis will take place in a public session before a panel of five professors.
To obtain the title of Doctor (Doctor renuntiatus), once the corresponding Degree has been obtained, the publication of the thesis, in whole or in part, is required.
In the following links, you can find download the rules for the publication of the doctoral dissertation and the awarding of the doctoral degree:
168 David Humberto URDANETA DURÁN
Study of the concept of "miracle" as a means of mediation in the dialogue between science and faith.
167 Ignacio RAMÍREZ ESTRADA
Etienne Gilson: from the Philosophy of Biology to the Final Cause
166 Bernard Claudian BUYANZA
Favorable conditions for the growth in virtues in Alasdair Macintyre's thought
165 John Edinson DÍAZ CEPEDA
Truth, good and virtue. An anthropological analysis of virtue in the human knowledge according to St. Thomas Aquinas.
164 Ion PEREA ITARTE
Corpus Mysticum. Genealogy of a theological-political image.
163 Bolívar Andrés BATALLAS VEGA
Christian humanism in Charles Moeller
162 Mariano ABESO BEKA
The problem of the good. The good of man according to St. Thomas Aquinas.
161 Roberto Carlos ALVARENGA HENRÍQUEZ
Metaphysics in the Encyclical "Fides et Ratio".
160 Paul NSUBUGA
A discussion for the metaphysics of downward causation: the case for ontological emergence
159 Rafael Juan PERÓ BAIG
Reciprocity as a constitutive element of society
158 Joseph KAKKARIYIL JOHN
Towards greater freedom: a movement from milliean liberty to Gandhian Swaraj
157 Juan Gabriel ALFAROMOLINA
God and happiness. instructions philosophical of the Aristotelian eudaimonia.
156 Robert Adam F. CAJIPO
God, man and the world. An approach to the metaphysical foundation of anthropology and ethics in the thought of Robert Spaemann.
155 Piotr TARABASZ
The possibility of truth in political judgment. Hannah Arendt and Hans-Georg Gadamer facing the problem of objectivity.
154 Adam Andrzej SOLOMIEWICZ
The radical duality of the human person. An attempt to pursue the transcendental anthropology of Leonardo Polo.
153 José Antonio CALVO GRACIA
Philosophy and Christianity in the thought of Maria Zambrano
152 Sidnei F. HERRERA
The theory of virtue according to Leonardo Polo (1926-2013). A philosophical foundation of the Education
151 Adam Mariusz JESZKA
God and human freedom in the thought of Miguel de Unamuno
150 Juan Gabriel IRARRAZAZAVAL ARMENDARIZ
The school and parents in the philosophy of John Dewey's Education
149 Alfredo RODRÍGUEZ SEDANO
Freedom and activity. A study on the transcendental anthropology of Leonardo Polo.
148 Miguel Angel BRAVO GUTIERREZ
Sam Harris and the arguments of the new atheism
147 Pedro CHUMILLAS ZURILLA
The biographical life of the person in Julián Marías
146 Adam Andrzej MACHOWSKI
Political Participation in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas
145 Juan José MUÑOZ GARCÍA
Body, person and immortality: Zubiri's influence on Rof Carballo and Laín Entralgo.
144 José María PÉREZ SEOANE
Love, the marrow of virtue. Connection between the moral virtues in the light of the thought of St. Thomas.
143 Alex MBONIMPA
The Providence of God according to Richard Swinburne: A critical study under the Guidance of St. Thomas Aquinas
142 Nicolás VERGARA CORREA
Person and truth in Luigi Pareyson
141 Ana Encarnación LOZANO MARTÍN
Freedom as a condition of possibility for human growth according to Antonio Millán-Puelles
140 José Carlos FERNÁNDEZ DUARTE
Love, justice and relationship. instructions of the Economics according to the Encyclical Caritas in Veritate
139 Jorge Martín MONTOYA CAMACHO
Freedom, love and truth in Harry Frankfurt's theory of action.
138 Juan José SALINAS
The knowledge in Mcdowell. Quietism, intentionality and truth in Mind and World.
137 Mr. Rubén HERCE FERNÁNDEZ
"Roger Penrose's proposal Heuristic. In search of the instructions of consciousness."
136 D. Crispus KINUTHIA KINYANJUI
"The Metaphysics of the Divine Creation. A consideration of the First Principles of Creation in Aquinas."
135 Mr. Antonio ÑAHUINCOPA ARANGO
"The immortality of the soul in Aristotle according to baroque scholasticism: Domingo Báñez, Francisco de Toledo and Francisco Suárez".
134 D. Augusto Cesar HELUY DANTAS
"The Philosophy of Arthur Peacocke".
133 Mahougnon Janvier GBENOU
Tocqueville et la communauté internationale démocratique. Étude de l'idée d'humanité au travers deses écrits.
132 Russell BANTILES ALIVIO
God, Faith and Reason in the Philosophy of Nicholas Wolterstorff
131 Alvaro LOZANO PLATONOFF
Representation in the philosophy of Thomas Reid
130 Lorenzo DE LOS SANTOS GRANADOS
Philosophical contributions of Philo, St. Theophilus and St. Irenaeus to the concept of Original Sin
129 José Manuel GIMÉNEZ AMAYA
The University in the sapiential project of Alasdair MacIntyre
128 José María GARCÍA CASTRO
The poetic philosophy of Antonio Machado
127 Ricardo ROVIRA REICH
The Good Ruler in Classical Antiquity: an investigation of a sapiential approach in Plutarch
126 José Rafael SANTOS REBELO ESPIRITO SANTO
Arte e Prudência em João Poinsot (João de São Tomás). A recepção da doutrina aristotélica
125 César Ricardo MONTIJO RIVAS
The double aspect of creation: Cosmic creature and personal creature from the philosophy of Leonardo Polo
124. Fernando ARMAS FARIS
Epistemic virtues and scientific knowledge in the work of Mariano Artigas
123. David VÁZQUEZ RAMOS
The virtue of Studiositas and the knowledge. A study from St. Thomas Aquinas
122. Ángel PACHECO JIMÉNEZ
Real power and possible act. An analysis of the notions of potency and act through the Commentaries of St. Thomas on Books V and IX of Aristotle's Metífica.
121. Ramón E. NADRES
The report in Saint Thomas Aquinas. Sources and originality
120. Rodrigo SOTO MORALES
The configuration of what is just in John Rawls' theory.
119. Alberto SÁNCHEZ LEÓN
Human action and "disposition of mind" from a phenomenological perspective (Alexander Pfänder, Dietrich Von Hildebrand and Max Scheler).
118. Pablo Rafael BARBÉS FERNÁNDEZ
Origin and destiny of civil society. The social-ethical thought of Nicola Spedalieri.
Benedict Po TAO
Evil and Abounding Love. Peter van Inwagen's response to the Problem of Evil
116.Pedro Ignacio UTRILLA SORIA
Metaphysical Affirmation. The Critical Philosophy of Joseph Maréchal
115. Manuel GARCIA DE MADARIAGA CÉZAR
Education in Alasdair MacIntyre. Contexts and projects
114.José Antonio BRAGE TUÑÓN
Temperance and the moral knowledge (A study in the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition)
The Mind in John Searle: Intentionality and Causality
112.Arnold N. IBARRA
A New approach to Human Knowledge in Sosa's Virtue perspectivism
111.Oliver T. MAZO
God from the kalam argument in William Lane Graig
The Fundamental Moral Philosophy of Peter Singer and the Methodology of Utilitarianism
109.Jesús María IZAGUIRRE RONDA
A transcendental anthropology for education. (Educational action according to the thought of Leonardo Polo).
108.Leonardo de Jesús BRAVO GUTIÉRREZ
The meaning of life in the Encyclical "Fides et ratio".
The cultural nature of man. A study from the anthropology of St. Thomas
Pedro Pablo Jorge CERVIO LUPARIA
Interiority in the first Dialogues of St. Augustine.
105.Santiago SANZ SÁNCHEZ
Metaphysics of creation and theology. The rationality of the Christian idea of creation in the light of Saint Thomas Aquinas.
104.Dennis R. INOCANDO
Faith and Philosophy of James F. Ross. Concept, Rationality and Cognitivity
103.Luis Miguel Larcher Castela DOS SANTOS CRUZ
Dereitos humanos dos povos. O dereito de ingerência humanitária na reflexão de João Pablo II
Freedom and rationality in Amartya Sen
101.Julio de la VEGA-HAZAS RAMÍREZ
The Rational Nature of God: Historical Perspective knowledge
100.Ricardo ALBA SÁNCHEZ
The evolution of the species according to Juan González Arintero
99.Jerry GAELA ESPERANZA
John Locke and the Natural Law, Yesterday and Today: A Critical Analysis
98.Andrés Felipe SUÁREZ BERRÍO
Notion of freedom and Christian thought in Étienne Gilson
97.Nicolás PRIETO ÁLVAREZ
Continuous creation in Francisco Suárez
96.Vladimir LUNA ZULUAGA
Philosophical aspects of the image of God in man. Study in the work of Domingo Báñez.
94.Carlos GAYO BERLANGA
Life and thought of Raúl Echauri
Rightness in the light of W.D. Ross's Ethical Intuitionism
92.Alejandro CORCUERA CABEZUT
Thomas Aquinas' Analysis and Critique of Ibn Gabirol's Fons Vitae
91.Rafael SEVILLA VALDIVIA
The doctrine of agent understanding in the gnoseology of Francisco Suárez
90.José Antonio SENOVILLA GARCÍA
The virtue of piety in St. Thomas Aquinas
The concept of social differentiation in the thought of Georg Simmel. A study from the works on social differentiation (1890), philosophy of money (1900) and sociology (1908).
88.Richard James UMBERS
Virtue epistemology in Linda Zagbebski
87.Fernando DOMÍNGUEZ RUIZ
Nature and freedom in William of Ockham
Borja de LÉON GONZÁLEZ
Truth in the encyclical Fides et ratio
85.Edgardo GRIMALDI INTERIANO
The Ethics of Goods in Charles Taylor
84.Marlon A. GACHO
The justification of religious belief
83.Jaime Andrés WILLIAMS DE TORO
Blaise Pascal's argument of the wager
82.Erlito A. MARAYA
The Rationality of Belief in God. A Critical Exposition of the Religious Epistemology of Alvin Plantinga
81.Eduardo PELÁEZ LÓPEZ
Man before History in Manuel García Morente
80.Santiago de la CIERVA ÁLVAREZ DE SOTOMAYOR
The Intellection of the Singular in Thomas Aquinas
79.Ángel GÓMEZ-HORTIGÜELA AMILLO
Wisdom in the works of Juan Luis Vives
78.Alberto NAFARRATE SUSAETA
The foundations of the univocity of being and the cognoscibility of God in John Duns Scotus
77.Euclides de Jesús ESLAVA GÓMEZ
Encephalic Death and Transplants
76.Mark Telford GEORGES
The problem of storing common sense in artificial intelligence
God in the philosophy of Julián Marías
74.Jesús Aurelio MARTÍNEZ GARCÍA
How God moves the world
Analogy in Metaphysics
72.Witold DORSZ HANNAH
Arendt and Totalitarianism
71.Adam Jakub KWASNIAK
Divine Omniscience in the Philosophy of Alvin C. Plantinga
70.Antonio SCHLATTER NAVARRO
Political Liberalism in Charles Taylor
69.Carlos TORRES LÓPEZ
The Ethics of Jaime Balmes
68.José MACHADO RODRIGUEZ
Nature and culture. The instinct of language by S. Pinker J. Nubiola
67.Jorge Manuel RAMOS MONTEIRO DA CUNHA
Abstraction, separation and method of metaphysics according to S. Thomas Aquinas
66.Rafal Dominik GRABOWSKI
The Finalist Conception of Natural Law in Mieczyslaw Albert Krapiec
Person and human communication in Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II
64.Sebastián Ramiro PUYAL
C.S. Lewis and man. Constitutive elements of Lewisian anthropology.
63.Ignacio CARRASCO GARCÍA
An approach to the concept of work in American Puritanism
Man according to Julio Ramón Ribeyro
61.Juan Francisco POZO SERRANO
Metaphysical Presuppositions of Simple Apprehension
60.Andrés JALIFF ZELIGUETA
Friendship as Personal Communication and Political Consensus in Aristotle
Natural order and the human person. A study on the singularity and hierarchy of the universe through the work of Mariano Artigas.
58.Diego URRUTIGOITY PITHOD
Love. An anthropological approach from Thomas Aquinas
57.Antonio María SEGARRA MOLINS
The Citizen and the Conquest of Freedom
56.Enrique MOLINA DÍEZ
Movens-Efficiens-Agens: La fundamentación causal en San Alberto Magno
55.Jose Afonso GUEDES
The Aesthetic Thought of David Hume
54.Fernando HAYA SEGOVIA
The Personal Self. From Thomas Aquinas to the Metaphysics of the Gift.
53.Mark Stephen MANNION
A Synthesis of Insider Trading: The Personal Access to, Acquisition of, and Use of Inside Information
52.Juan ARMAS CALASICH
The truth of moral action and its foundation in "Veritatis Splendor".
51.Rolando T. PANESA
Science and Religion in Charles S. Peirce
50.Iván Darío TORO JARAMILLO
The thinking of Colombian Catholics in the ideological discussion of the "mid-century crisis" (1850-1900)
49.Carlos Augusto MESA POSADA
Natural law in St Thomas. Metaphysical foundations and properties
48.Consuelo MARTÍNEZ PRIEGO
The ontological argument of G.W. Leibniz
47.Jorge Mario POSADA SALDARRIAGA
Abstraction and reality. A study from the theory of Leonardo Polo's knowledge
46.Sergio SÁNCHEZ-MIGALLÓN GRANADOS
The Ethics of Franz Brentano
45.Rafael FERNÁNDEZ PRESA
El knowledge filosófico de la existencia de Dios en Fray Luis de Granada (The philosophical of the existence of God in Fray Luis de Granada)
44.Miguel Angel CASTELLÓ GALLO
Divine power according to Suárez
43.Juan ALONSO GARCíA
The epistemology of Evandro Agazzi
42.Enrique Roberto MOROS CLARAMUNT
modality and essence. The Metaphysics of Alvin Plantinga
41.Raúl M. ASUNCIÓN
Facing Future Contingencies. Aristotle's Optimum Activity as a Proposal for Organizational Systems.
40.José MARTÍNEZ COLÍN
The law according to Plato
39.Silvia Alicia VALDÉS VIGNAU
The religious agnosticism of José Gaos
38.María Paz QUESADA MOLINA
José Ferrater Mora: From Positivism to Analytical Philosophy
37.Pedro DÍEZ-ANTOÑANZAS GONZÁLEZ
Man and Society. Introduction to the social thought of Antonio Millán-Puelles
36.Pablo José CONCEPCIÓN FRAGOSO
Contemporary reductionisms about the mind. The immateriality of the mental
35.Noel María N- VILLAJÍN
Ontological and Gnoseological Presuppositions of Science in the Works of Stanley L. Jaki. An application to the AI controversy
34.Salvador GARCÍA NÁTERA
Metodología y goal-metodología en la Filosofía de la Ciencia de Larry Laudan
33.Pedro GARCíA-ALONSO MONTOYA
Practical Philosophy. Work and contemplation in unity of life
32.José María PASTOR MUÑOZ
Common sense in Vico
Man and love in St. John of the Cross
30.Ngozi Anthony IKEME
The basic principles of Democratic Freedom in the Political Philosophy of Yves René Simon
29.Oscar Mauricio DÍAZ CASTRILLÓN
Science and Substantiality. The realist perspective
28.Carlos MAYORA RE
Between Athens and Jerusalem: coordinates of the political thought of Leo Strauss
27.Noel Jesús FRANCESCHI FRANCESCHI
Politics in Thomas Aquinas. Its sources, its foundations and its articulation with ethics.
26.Antonio ARGÜELLES OROZCO
Epistemology and Fallibilism
25.Gustavo PÁEZ PRENDES
Work in the "Laborem Exercens". Philosophical presuppositions
24.José María GARCÍA DE LOMAS MIER
The "Intelectus fidei" in St. Anselm of Canterbury. Hermeneutical keys to faith-reason relations in the Anselmian intellectual method.
23.Constantine Bekai MUNGA
Psychological maturity and moral perfection. A comparative study between Maslow's Psychological Theory and Aristotle's Ethical Theory on Moral Perfection.
22.Claudia María Rafaela MÁRQUEZ PEMARTÍN
The ontology of man in Eduardo Nicol
21.María Socorro FERNANDEZ GARCIA
The Leibnizian demonstration of God's existence by eternal truths
Joseph Peter MURIUKI
An analysis of von Hegel's philosophy of religion
19.Orlando de Jesús RUIZ MESA
Order and finality. Un análisis filosófico de la quinta via.
18.Juan JUMBO ROMERO
"Humanae Vitae: some philosophical presuppositions for its reading (Study of the literature on the Encyclical in Italian and Spanish theological-philosophical journals).
17.William Gerard Joseph SHAUGHNESSY
The subject in the transcendental method of Bernard Lonergan
16.Juan Andrés MERCADO MONTES
The Aristotelian conception of induction
15.Alfonso RIOBÓ SERVÁN
On Law and Law in Jacques Maritain
14.José Ángel GARCÍA CUADRADO
The theory of supposition in the philosophical treatises of San Vicente Ferrer
13.César CORCUERA GARCÍA
Religion and culture in Christopher Dawson
12.Andrés LAVÍN INFANTE
Liberalism and liberty, a study on the dimensions of liberty in two representatives of liberalism: John S. Mill and Friedrich A. von Hayek
11.Enrique MIQUEL AGUAYO
Historical Genesis of the XXIV Thomistic Theses
10.Francisco Javier ECHANOVE PASQUIN
Study on the metaphysics of Leonardo Polo
9.Luis ROMERA OÑATE
El knowledge del "Actus Essendi" según Cornelio Fabro
8.Boniface Nnayo OKAFOR
The Theory of Knowledge in Clement of Alexandria (Philosophical and Theological Aspects)
7.José Pedro MANGLANO CASTELLARY
The Contemplative Sense of Action
I Fondamenti Metafisici della psicologia di Sigiere di Brabante
5.Daniel ANDRESCIANI FELICI
Lo Studi dell'origine dell'universo nel contesto della cosmologia quantistica
4.Jesús LARREA BARONA
The Anthropology of Marsilio Ficino
3.Gonzalo BENEYTEZ BARROSO
Freedom in the thought of Karol Wojtyla
2.Álvaro ROCHA GENIE
Perception and Substance as Phenomena of Understanding in David Hume
1.Antonio CAROL HOSTENCH
The Nature of Metaphysics, according to Siger de Brabant