ACPA on The Integral Place of Philosophy in Catholic Higher Education

Francis Beckwith, President of the American Catholic Philosophical Assocation, writes:

Philosophy is essential to a well-rounded college education.  But it is especially so for academic institutions that claim to be custodians of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

Unfortunately, over the past decade some colleges and universities, including Catholic ones, have changed (or have considered changing) their core curricula so that fewer philosophy courses are required and/or offered to their undergraduates.

To address this issue, my predecessor, Thomas Hibbs, convened a three member committee for the purpose of formulating and promulgating an official statement by the American Catholic Philosophical Association (ACPA).  I am happy to report that the committee has succeeded in putting together an outstanding document. The ACPA has posted it on its website here.