The truthful person recognizes a solemnity in every assertion. He grasps that in everything he utters, he is called to bear witness to the truth. --Dietrich von Hildebrand, Transformation in Christ
If values cannot victoriously defeat the brutal forces that war against man, nevertheless they imply the promise of a metaphysical power, of a 'last word' in the order of being. --Dietrich von Hildebrand, Ethics
The sphere of virtue is the very core of reality. --Dietrich von Hildebrand, Ethics
In many ways the heart is more the real self of the person than his intellect or will. --Dietrich von Hildebrand, The Heart
The sexual realm is essentially deep, for it affects the soul much more profoundly than any other bodily experience. --Dietrich von Hildebrand, In Defense of Purity
The great mystery of our metaphysical situation is that we cannot even be wholly ourselves until we are reborn in Christ. --Dietrich von Hildebrand, Transformation in Christ
Even our soul itself becomes more beautiful when beauty meets us, takes hold of us, and fires us with enthusiasm. --Dietrich von Hildebrand, Aesthetics

10th Annual Summer Seminar: The Heart

The human heart, understood as the center of the emotional life, has often been neglected by philosophers who give an account of the human person. Our seminar will focus on those philosophers who have resisted this devaluation of the heart.

2020 Hildebrand Summer Residency

The Hildebrand Project is pleased to announce a second summer residency program to support MA and PhD students, postdocs, and scholars working on Dietrich von Hildebrand or in conversation with some aspect of his thought.


January 16, 2020
Announcing our tenth annual summer seminar on the topic: The Heart.