History and Current Status of the DHIP

The Dietrich von Hildebrand Institute of Philosophy (DHIP) was founded in 2018 at the Gustav Siewerth Academy (Bierbronnen, Germany). Its director is Professor Josef M. Seifert. Its activity is not tied to the town of Bierbronnen. The Institute collaborates with the Dietrich von ­Hildebrand Legacy Project (HP), based in Steubenville, Ohio, at the Franciscan University of Steubenville (FUS). The first physical site of the DHIP is located in Gaming, N.Ö. (Austria).

However, the DHIP’s activities began in 2018 with two research ­projects: The Divine Creation from Nothingness: Philosophical Evidence and The Free Will of Man: Against its Foes. The research and teaching activities of the DHIP are to be continued initially in 3292 Gaming, N.Ö. (Austria) by the research work of Professor Seifert and some young researchers.

The DHIP also cooperates with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Uni­ver­sität of Munich (LMU), for the time being only through the lectureship of Professor Sei­fert as Privatdozent. An extension of the cooperation with FUS and LMU is planned. It is hoped that a permanent physical headquarters for the DHIP can be established in Munich.