Prof. Dr. Dr. Holger Zaborowski

Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar / Catholic University of Vallendar

M. Phil. (Cantab), M. St. (Oxon),

D. Phil. Oxford, Dr. phil. Siegen

After teaching for many years at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, Prof. Dr. Dr. Zaborowski holds the Chair of History of Philosophy and Philosophical Ethics at the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule in Vallendar / Catholic University of Vallendar, Germany, and has been the president of this university since April 2017. He specializes in modern philosophy, phenomenology, and ethics. Prof. Zaborowski is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and was the 2017 recipient of the Aquinas Medal awarded by the University of Dallas for outstanding research in philosophy. He is co-editor of the Heidegger-Jahrbuch, the Martin-Heidegger-Briefausgabe, the Jahrbuches für Religionsphilosophie and Interpretationen und Quellen. Prof. Zaborowski is second chairman of the Bernhard-Welte-Gesellschaft e. V. and a member of the board of directors for the Martin-Heidegger-Stiftung, the Comité scientifique des Bulletin Heideggérien (Bhdg), the The Review of Metaphysics, and the New Heidegger Research Series.

His many publications on German Idealism, 20th century German philosophy, ethics, phenomenology, philosophical hermeneutics, and political philosophy include:Menschlich sein, Philosophische Essays (Freiburg / München: Verlag Karl Alber 2016), Tragik und Transzendenz. Spuren in der Gegenwartsliteratur. (Ostfildern: Schwabenverlag 2017), “Eine Frage von Irre und Schuld?” Martin Heidegger und der Nationalsozialismus (Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer Verlag, 2010), Robert Spaemann’s Philosophy of the Human Person. Nature, Freedom, and the Critique of Modernity (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010), “Phänomenologie und Theologie,” in Religionsphilosophie und Religionskritik. Ein Handbuch, (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2017), “Martin Heideggers ‘Gelassenheit’” in Gelassenheit (Freiburg / München: Verlag Karl Alber, 2014).

The organizers of the symposium gratefully acknowledge sponsorship by the following units: Arts & Sciences Research Council; Germanic Language & Literatures; Franklin Humanities Institute; Office of Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies; Council for European Studies and Religions & Public Life; Program in Political Theory; Division of Theology – Duke Divinity School; Program in Literature & Theory; Department of History; Department of Religion