Peter J. Colosi

The existence/content distinction within Natural Law and the UN
By Peter J. Colosi on March 28, 2012

Joe Fornieri and I presented papers in October 2010 at a Natural Law Symposium at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. Another presenter, who was a conservative, suggested that it is better not to argue for positive laws on a natural law basis. He said that this is dangerous because it puts too much power into the hands of liberals. His point, which I disagree with on principle, confirmed something I had been thinking as I prepared my lecture for that day.

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Study, Travel and the Education of the Emotions
By Peter J. Colosi on June 02, 2010

Some years ago I was asked to write up a kind of philosophy of the relation between study and travel. I was reminded of it when reading Phil Hamilton’s post “Taking Students to Gettysburg” 3/30, when he said, “I find the more often I visit Gettysburg, the less I discuss strategies and tactics and the more I relate vignettes about particular officers and soldiers.” As a contribution to that discussion, I would like to share an edited segment of my write-up:

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Peter J. Colosi
Peter J. Colosi

Peter J. Colosi taught for nine years for Franciscan University of Steubenville at their program in Gaming, Austria as assistant professor of philosophy. In the fall of 2009, he joined the faculty at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania as assistant professor of moral theology. He earned his BS in mathematics from Franciscan University, an MA in Franciscan Studies from St. Bonaventure University, and his MPhil and PhD from the International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein. He has written a number of articles on themes within Christian personalism, developing also a critique of contemporary utilitarianism.  His CV is available here:

http://www.scs.edu/faculty/colosi-peter.htm