Pedagogika Szkoły Wyższej

ISSN: 2083-4381    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/psw.2017.1-02
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Idea uniwersytetu katolickiego
(An Idea of a Catholic University)

Authors: Paweł Kaźmierczak
Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie
Keywords: university Catholic university higher education
Year of publication:2018
Page range:7 (25-31)
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Alasdair MacIntyre criticizes post-Enlightenment culture for having lost the teleological dimension. The remedy he proposes is the return to Aristotle and Saint Thomas. The key institution for the development of Catholic culture is a Catholic university. MacIntyre, following in the footsteps of Cardinal Newman, sees the role of this institution in integrating different branches of science on the foundation of theology with the co-operation of philosophy. Analyzing the functioning of American Catholic universities, MacIntyre observes that they aspire to imitate the prestigious state universities instead of striving to maintain their own specific character. The article considers the accuracy of MacIntyre’s diagnosis and discusses its compatibility to the reality of Polish Catholic universities.
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