John P. Hittinger


Date and place of birth: 8 February 1952, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, IN, USA

PhD, Philosophy, The Catholic University of America; MA, Philosophy, The Catholic University of America; BA, Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

Courses Taught
Courses taught include Philosophy of War and Peace, Natural Law, the Political Philosophy of Aristotle and Aquinas, American Political Thought, the Thought of Pascal, the Philosophy of Karol Wojtyla, the philosophy of Augustine, the thought of Aquinas, as well as ethics, metaphysics and ancient, medieval and modern philosophy.

Teaching Focus
His research interests include Political Philosophy, philosophies of war and peace, the philosophy of John Locke, the relationship of faith and reason, and 20th century Thomism, especially Jacques Maritain.

Books The Vocation of the Catholic Philosopher: from Maritain to Wojtyla, Washington, D.C. American Maritain Association/Catholic University of America Press, 2011; Liberty, Wisdom and Grace: Thomism and Modern Democratic Theory. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Press, 2002; Reassessing the Liberal State: Reading Maritain’s Man and the State, edited by Timothy Fuller and John P. Hittinger. Washington, D.C. Catholic University of America Press, 2001; Liberalism at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Contemporary Liberal Theory and its Critics, edited by John P. Hittinger and Christopher Wolfe. New Jersey: Rowman and Littlefield, 1994. In addition, Dr. Hittinger has numerous Reviews, Chapters, and Articles published.

Awards and Honors
Research Fellow, Centre for Ethics and Public Affairs, University of St Andrews, Scotland (2001), Civilian Faculty of the Year, US Air Force Academy (1996), Research Associate, University of Notre Dame (1990-1992), Faculty Achievement of Distinction, College of St. Francis (1989, 1992)


Center for Thomistic Studies
University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose
Houston, Texas 77006-4626


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