Core subject areas

  • 1.- Metaphysics and religions.
    Comprises the presentation and foundation of the various views of mystical experience in different religions, as well as interreligious dialogue. Possible topics: Christian mysticism and other mystical traditions, religion and fundamentalism, keys to a well-formed vision of monotheism, founding basis and values of ecumenism.
  • 2.- Metaphysics and the person.
    Includes the various contributions to anthropology, ethics and sociology. Possible topics: personalism, mysticism and anthropology, ethics and ascetics, ethics and politics, economics and politics, society and law, humanism and ideology.
  • 3.- Metaphysics and science.
    An attempt at getting into the foundation of the sciences and their methodologies. Possible subjects: logic and science, epistemology, model and method, genetic conception of methodology, experimental sciences and experiential sciences.
  • 4.- Metaphysics and culture.
    Covering everything related to the foundations of aesthetics and culture. Possible subjects: arts, literature, multiculturalism, communication, sports, leisure.
  • 5.- Metaphysics and theology.
    Analysing the metaphysical and theological assumptions present in the religious discourse. Possible topics: science and faith, relationship between metaphysics and theology, conditions for a universally valid theodicy, reason and revelation.
  • 6.- Metaphysics and therapy.
    Metaphysics should give an integrating vision of therapy: physiotherapy, psychotherapy, logotherapy. Possible subjects: psychiatry, psychology, medicine and in general any therapeutic activity.
  • 7.- Metaphysics and education.
    Metaphysics is meant to educate the sensibility of the new generations confronted to the perennial search for a supreme dimension of life. Possible topics: pedagogy of transcendence and secularization, metaphysics and peace, education in ecstasy.