Stanislaw Grygiel

Stanislaw Grygiel

Visiting Professor of Philosophical Anthropology

M.A., Philology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Ph.D., Catholic University of Lublin


Professor Grygiel has served as vice president of the central session of the Institute, located at the Pontifical Lateran University, where he holds the Karol Wojtyła chair in philosophical anthropology. In 1963, Professor Grygiel joined the editorial staff of the Polish Catholic journal Znak (The Sign) and became a member of the Catholic intellectual association of the same name. He is currently one of the editors of Znak, possessing a unique understanding of the philosophical, religious, and cultural forces shaping the new spiritual and political landscape of Europe. Some of Znak's members have become leaders in post-communist Poland, such as former prime minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki. From 1966 to 1980, Professor Grygiel taught courses in the philosophy of man at the Pontifical Theological Academy of Krakow. In 1981, he joined the initial faculty of the central session of the Institute. He is also one of the founders and now director of the Italian journal Il Nuovo Areopago, which includes among its regular contributors leading Catholic intellectuals of Eastern and Western Europe, such as Václav Havel. In addition to publications in numerous European journals, including Revue Théologique de Lugano, Dr. Grygiel is the author of six books.

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