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Joseph P. Rice, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology

School of Theology


Dr. Rice specializes in the philosophical thought of Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II).

Joseph P. Rice, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology, earned his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America. He also holds degrees from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum (Rome) and the University of Notre Dame. Prior to earning his doctorate, he was Assistant to the President of Anáhuac University (Mexico City). A classically-trained specialist in the philosophical thought of Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II), Dr. Rice’s primary interests lie in investigating questions of intersubjectivity, conditions for authentic participation in community, the ethics of marriage and family and the experience of conscience as related to self-constitution. He has presented and published internationally on the ethics of globalization, questions of faith and reason, issues in intersubjectivity and a personalist account of phenomenological self-constitution. He has held research fellowships from the Catholic University of Lublin (Poland), the Kosciuszko Foundation, the Dr. Robert R. Banville Foundation and the Earhart Foundation and has served on the editorial staff of The Review of Metaphysics and Sacerdos. His classes include History of Philosophy III, Philosophy of Being, Philosophical Ethics and Theory of Knowledge.


  • Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Office Phone
(973) 761-9575


Office Location
Room 115
Lewis Hall


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