Dr. John Crosby, Professor of Philosophy at Franciscan University, will host a lecture on Friday, February 12 at 5 pm in the Demetree Auditorium in the Henkels Academic Building. Dr. Crosby’s lecture, titled “Thine Own Self: Edith Stein’s Philosophy of Personal Individuality” is open to the public.
Dr. Crosby was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Mobile, AL. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University in 1966 and his Ph.D. from the University of Salzburg, Austria, in 1970. His teacher in philosophy was Dietrich von Hildebrand. He has taught at the University of Dallas, the University of Salzburg, the Lateran University in Rome, and at the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein; since 1990 he has been serving as Professor of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has published extensively on the thought of John Henry Newman as well as on the thought of Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II. His work has centered around Christian personalism, as one can see from the titles of his books: The Selfhood of the Human Person (1996), Personalist Papers (2003), and The Personalism of John Henry Newman (2014).