John Henry Cardinal Newman once described in his The Idea of a University an inter-corrective process of diverse forms of human judgment to gain integral understanding. These types of human judgment were historical judgment, moral philosophical judgment, and poetic judgment. However, they were not to be excluded from scientific, technical, and professional judgments for comprehensive understanding.


The first annual Humanities Symposium was held Feb. 28-March 1, 1994. The Humanities Symposium was part of "Viva Humanitas," a yearlong series of programs celebrating the opening of the Jesse Philips Humanities Center in August 1993.



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