From the May, 2008 issue of Touchstone
Personal Looks by Tonita M. Helton

Personal Looks

The Timely Philosophy of Dietrich von Hildebrand

by Tonita M. Helton

On a cool October weekend last fall, an international group gathered at the Franciscan University of Steubenville to consider the philosophical legacy of Dietrich von Hildebrand. Sponsored by the university and the Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project, the conference engaged the ideas of a philosopher who insisted that any worthy philosophical system must first acknowledge the inherent dignity of the human person, a conviction forged in a place and time it was radically and intentionally disregarded, as it is increasingly disregarded today.

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