To celebrate the publication of a new edition of Dietrich von Hildebrand's Ethics, the Hildebrand Project and the University of St. Thomas in Houston will host an online colloquium exploring various aspects of Hildebrand's moral philosophy and its relations to various other views in ethics and political theory.
The Hildebrand Project is pleased to announce their third annual 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.
Though persons have been devalued and commodified in every age, new political and social movements of the last century have subjected man to unheard-of degradation. Much of this degradation has been violent and murderous, but much of it has been the silent and steady degradation of a throw-away culture.
In this seminar, we will learn of the irreducible dignity of the human person; of the vital interplay of freedom and virtue; of the universal call to solidarity among persons; of the stark divide between patriotism and nationalism, and the chasm separating community and mob rule; of the need for proposing, rather than imposing, religious truth; and of the way in which human persons are destined ultimately for communion with God.