Alice con Hildebrand was born in 1923 in Belgium and came to America in 1940. In 1949 her Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University where she met and studied under European exile philosopher and anti-Nazi fighter, Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand, whom she married. In 1947, Alice was hired as the first woman to teach philosophy at Hunter College (CUNY) in New York City. She has given hundreds of lectures throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. With Dietrich von Hildebrand, she collaborated on a number of major works and with him co-authored The Art of Living. Alice von Hildebrand currently has in preparation numerous other works, including books on wisdom, widowhood, feminism, C.S. Lewis, Kierkegaard, and Plato.