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Humanics Lectures and Writings
The concept of humanics refers to Springfield College’s mission of educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to humanity. For many years, distinguished faculty members at Springfield College have lectured about the humanics philosophy. The following papers, along with the distinguished Humanics Lectures, represent some of the major writings about the humanics philosophy.
Seth Arsenian was the first Distinguished Professor of Humanics at Springfield College. The purpose of his appointment was to renew consciousness of the philosophy of humanics, the long-established ethic of the institution. In 1967 Professor Arsenian addressed the faculty on the meaning of humanics. It was the first of what has become a series of efforts by various faculty to report to their peers about how they have applied this humanics philosophy.
Humanics Philosophy of Springfield College (1969) edited by Seth Arsenian.
The following essays suggest how the administration and faculty of Springfield College have worked to stay true to the institution's philosophy of humanics. Many of the Humanics lectures are listed (chronologically) below.
Links to other Springfield College Writings about Humanics