Edward A. Papa, Ph.D.

Edward A. Papa, Ph.D.

Reaching out from his foundation in medieval philosophy, Dr. Papa's scholarly interests are wide-ranging. He has written on Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Heidegger, and Husserl. Currently, he is engaged in a project that interprets John Rawls in the context of the Western philosophical tradition. His teaching responsibilities include introduction to philosophy, medieval philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, and comparative philosophy. Dr. Papa has been a member of the Philosophy Program at Sacred Heart University since 1986.

Dr. Papa has successfully mentored many faculty and students in the Philosophy program. He is known for his robust knowledge of the philosophical and theological traditions of both East and West, as well as with his teaching style which encourages students to take responsibility for their positions. Ed Papa is fluent in German and in the summer of 2014 taught a course entitled “Historical Introduction to Rawls’ Theory of Justice” at the University of Paderborn in Germany.

Degrees and Certifications

    • AB, Georgetown University
    • Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook

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