Alice von Hildebrand, PhD
Alice Marie von Hildebrand, GCSG (1923 - 2022) was a Belgian-born American Catholic philosopher, theologian, author, and professor. Alice became an internationally beloved figure through her many books and articles and numerous radio and television appearances. She is the widow of the famous Catholic philosopher, Dietrich von Hildebrand, whose work she developed and made her own, making important contributions especially to the Catholic understanding of marriage and of femininity. Despite misogyny and anti-Catholicism at every turn, Alice von Hildebrand was a professor of philosophy for nearly 40 years in New York City. In a climate of relativism, she championed the objectivity of truth. Some students on the verge of despair found a reason for living; many, despite the fact that she never mentioned religion, converted to Catholicism. Dietrich von Hildebrand confided his life’s work to her, a gift and task she has now entrusted to the Hildebrand Project.