Sebastian Galecki

Visit Dates: 2013-14

Pontifical University of John Paul II
Krakow, Poland

Research Interests
  • Ethics
  • Bioethics
  • History of Ideas
  • Anthropology
  • Philosophy

Sebastian Galecki received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Pontifical University in Krakow (Poland). He was a visiting scholar at the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) preparing his book entitled Debate on Conscience. John Henry Newman's Philosophy of Morality (in Polish, Krakow 2012). He returned to Pittsburgh to finish his study on the possibility of renewed Christian ethics. He spent one month at Notre Dame University to discuss questions on virtues with Alasdair MacIntyre and on natural law with John Finnis, then spent two months in the National Institute for Newman Studies to study Newman’s idea of virtues and its relation to modern aretaic turn.

Sebastian’s interests are in ethics, bioethics and history of ideas. He published numerous articles on conscience, bioethics, religion-science relation, anthropology, social ethics, and Newman’s philosophy. He is a lecturer in several Krakow universities, editor of “Pressje” Quarterly and a member of the Jagiellonian Club.

Visiting Scholar for the 2013-2014 academic year.