John J. Conley, S.J., is a Jesuit of the Maryland Province and a regular columnist for America. He is the current Francis J. Knott Chair of Philosophy and Theology at Loyola University, Maryland, with a particular interest in modern French philosophy. Fr. Conley

Arts & Culture Culture
John J. ConleyOctober 12, 2016
Bitter, brilliant controversy wracked each stage of the evolution of The Way and its allied academic institutions.
The carved busts of Socrates, Antisthenes, Chrysippus, and Epicurus. (Flickr photo/Matt Neale)
Faith Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyOctober 05, 2016
Some Catholics have abandoned philosophy as a central component of the church's discourse.
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Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleySeptember 08, 2016
Appalled by both Hillary and the Donald?
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyJuly 21, 2016
The faith is more than cult and code.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyMay 25, 2016
Political homilies need not be limited to ethical issues.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyApril 21, 2016
Francis appeals to the visual sense for understanding authentic love.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyMarch 16, 2016
This is not a Muslim or a Christian or a Jewish or a pagan Greek problem.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyFebruary 18, 2016
As we drape the church in purple, we sharpen the will.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyJanuary 19, 2016
The annual convention of the American Philosophical Association could rarely be described as a festive affair. Thousands of anxious philosophy professors descend on a hotel to give papers on obscure topics as graduate students grimly run the gantlet of hiring committees in a windowless ballroom tryi
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyDecember 10, 2015
Practitioners have become apologists for their beloved but apparently irrelevant fields.