Awards and Distinctions:

1964, May 11

Pieper receives an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Theology of the University of Munich


1968, April 16

Pieper receives the "Aquinas Medal" at the congress of the "American Catholic Philosophical Association" in New Orleans (USA)


1974, April 20

Pieper is appointed commander of the Papal Order of St. Gregorius


1974, June 20

Pieper receives an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Theology of the University of Münster


1979, November 5

Pieper receives the "Paulusplakette" of the city of Münster


1980, August 3

Pieper receives the Premio Doxa from the Ateneo Filosofico (Mexico) at Kings College, London


1981, March 29

Romano Guardini Prize of the Catholic Academy in Munich


1982, February 26

International Balzan Prize


1985, November 25

Pieper receives an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Philosophy and Pedagogy of the University of Eichstätt


1987, November 5

Ingersoll Prize for academic prose (Chicago)


1987, December 9

National award of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf


1989, December 12

Presentation of the "Großes Goldenes Ehrenzeichen" of Austria by the Minister of Science and Research in Vienna


1990, September 30

Ring of honor of the Görres-Society


1990, November 20

Pieper receives an honorary doctorate (Human Letters) of the Catholic University of America, Washington D. C.

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About Pieper:

Josef Pieper (1904-1997) was professor of philosophical anthropology at the University of Münster/Germany; he was a member of several academies and received numerous awards and distinctions, among them the International Balzan Prize for outstanding achievements in the field of humanities. [more...]


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Philosophical studies are among the main institutional focuses of the Faculty of Theology in Paderborn in cooperation with the University of Paderborn. [more...]