Jonathan Sozek

I teach phi­los­o­phy and reli­gion at Alber­tus Mag­nus Col­lege, a small Catholic lib­er­al arts col­lege in New Haven, Con­necti­cut. I also pro­duce an occa­sion­al pod­cast about phi­los­o­phy, The Phi­los­o­phy Shelf, with my col­league Matt Wag­goner. My work focus­es on the phi­los­o­phy of per­son­al­ism and the Catholic intel­lec­tu­al tra­di­tion. For more about me, see the About page.

My cur­rent project is a study of the thought of Peter Mau­rin (1877–1949), co-founder of the Catholic Work­er Move­ment with Dorothy Day. I focus on the con­tent of Mau­r­in’s ideas, espe­cial­ly his call for a “green rev­o­lu­tion” and his “Easy Essays,” and trace con­nec­tions between his own work and the per­son­al­ist phi­los­o­phy of French Catholic activist and intel­lec­tu­al Emmanuel Mounier (1905–1950).


Jacques Maritain’s personalist pedagogy

The Cen­ter for Teach­ing and Learn­ing Excel­lence at Alber­tus invit­ed me to present a ver­sion of a paper I’d been work­ing on, about Jacques Mar­i­tain’s phi­los­o­phy of edu­ca­tion. Dis­cus­sion fol­lows the talk.

Feb­ru­ary 26th, 2021|Cat­e­gories: Talks|

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The Domini­can fri­ars of the Province of St Joseph announce they have accept­ed a gen­er­ous offer from Alber­tus Mag­nus Col­lege to relo­cate the his­toric Saint Mary’s Pri­o­ry to the College’s cam­pus on Dec. 1, 2021, as an ini­tial home for the Domini­can fri­ars remain­ing in New Haven. 

True encounter aris­es only from lis­ten­ing. #Syn­od #Lis­ten­ingChurch https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/homilies/2021/documents/20211010-omelia-sinodo-vescovi.html

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