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Franciscan Univ. Offers Grants for Dietrich von Hildebrand Seminar

Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio is accepting applications from graduate students studying at any university for free admittance to its summer seminar based on the works of Dietrich von Hildebrand, according to Franciscan’s website.

The seminar will be hosted from June 30 to July 3 and will have students engaging in “intensive reading and discussion of von Hildebrand’s writings on value.”  The University reports:

Von Hildebrand, whom Pope St. John Paul II called “one of the great ethicists of the 20th century,” wrote extensively on the nature of value and its importance in philosophy. His understanding of value is the core insight that sets the direction for his many achievements in ethics, aesthetics, and his philosophy of the human person.

“Through our annual summer seminars, we engage students and professionals alike with an intellectually rigorous study of von Hildebrand’s philosophy,” says John Henry Crosby, founder and director of the Hildebrand Project. “This year we will provide 15 graduate students with an opportunity to discover new avenues of engaging the modern world in meaningful dialogue. In a culture that is increasingly confused about good and bad, right and wrong, indeed even true and false, value offers a fresh approach to fundamental philosophical questions.”

Current graduate students in philosophy or any field of graduate study from any university inside or outside the United States are welcome to apply for grants to receive free room and board and free admittance to the seminar. A limited number of travel scholarships are available for applicants who demonstrate both high academic merit and financial need.

Franciscan University of Steubenville is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

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