Rev. Grzegorz Holub, SDB

Visit Dates: 2007-08

Assistant Professor in Bioethics
The Pontifical Academy of Theology, Krakow, Poland

Research Interests
  • Bioethics
  • Philosophy of Personhood
  • Theology
  • Ethics

It was an interesting and fruitful time. I managed to complete my book on debates concerning the concept of the person in contemporary bioethics. I also got to know many interesting people. With many of them I keep in touch even today.

Rev. Grzegorz Hołub, SDB received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Krakow, Poland, where he is currently an assistant professor in bioethics. In addition to numerous articles and encyclopedia entries, Father Holub is the author of Hugo Tristram Engelhardt’s Concept of Bioethics (Wydawnictwo Naukowe Papieskiej Akademii Teologicznej, 2004).

In his current research, Father Holub pursues a spiritually satisfying definition of “personhood.” He seeks to expand the philosophical definition of personhood beyond the notion that “you cannot be a person if your nervous and cerebral systems are not yet formed or do not operate well” and toward a broader meaning which posits that “being a person means something else and something more than purely biological existence.”

Visiting Scholar for the 2007-2008 academic year.