Edith Stein Beyond Descartes: Empathy as Ground for Knowledge

About the Event

"Edith Stein Beyond Descartes: Empathy as Ground for Knowledge" was a lecture given at the Franciscan University of Steubenville by Rocco Buttiglione.

About the Presenter

Rocco Buttiglione has held professorships at the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein and Saint Pius V University in Rome and has been a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Science. He has lectured internationally and is on the editorial boards of many Italian and foreign journals.

In the early 1990s, Buttiglione helped to form an Italian political party, the Christian Democratic Union and since 1994 has served in the Chamber of Deputies in the Italian Parliament. Since 1999 he has been a member of the European Parliament, and in 2001 he was appointed by Italy's President Silvio Berlusconi to be Minister of European Affairs. He also serves on the Acton Institute's board of advisors.

Schedule of Events

October 21-24, 2013

Mon, October 21:
What: Presentation by Prof. Buttiglione: “My Friendship with a Saint: What Blessed John Paul II Taught me about Christian Witness.” Inaugural Dietrich and Alice von Hildebrand Lecture on Philosophy and Culture. Followed by reception in foyer of the Gallery.
Where: Gentile Gallery, J.C. Williams Center

Tuesday, October 22:
What: Breakfast with Franciscan students in the Center for Leadership. Brief opening remarks by Prof. Buttiglione on any topic connected to leadership.
Where: Schiappa Board Room, Antonian Hall.
What: Prof. Buttiglione serves as guest lecturer in Dr. John Crosby’s graduate course: “Selected Issues in the Philosophy of the Person: The Problem of Embodiment.” Students will have prepared selections from Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Part I.
Where: Ss. Cosmas & Damian Hall, 3rd floor.
What: Prof. Buttiglione guest of honor at “discussion dinner” hosted by Legacy Project with Fr. Sean Sheridan, TOR, and members of the Franciscan faculty and administration. Prof. Buttiglione will offer remarks and lead discussion on interview by Pope Francis published Sept 30, 2013:http://www.americamagazine.org/pope-interview
Where: Schiappa Board Room, Antonian Hall.

Wednesday, October 23:
What: Prof. Buttiglione to deliver Edith Stein Lecture: “Beyond Descartes: Intersubjectivity as Ground for Knowledge of the Self.”
Updated 10:30am, October 21, 2013
Where: Gentile Gallery, J.C. Williams Center
What: Reception & Dinner hosted by the Department of Philosophy in honor of Prof. Buttiglione.
Where: Schiappa Board Room, Antonian Hall


October 23, 2013


Franciscan University of Steubenville
1235 University Blvd
Stuebenville, OH 43952