Institute of Human Values fonds : [2006 accrual]

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Institute of Human Values fonds : [2006 accrual]

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2006.031.1

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  • 1954-1994 (Creation)
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    Institute of Human Values (Halifax, N.S.)

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24 cm of textual records

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(1975-?)

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The Institute of Human Values was founded in 1975. It grew out of an interdisciplinary seminar on church-state relations which involved history, philosophy, political science and religious studies, and which treated history as a fertile field for comparative studies rather than as a lineal process. The Institute was established to work toward the restoration of the historic relationship between knowledge, morality and freedom and the rehabilitation of the key-stone of that relationship: the human judgement (Brochures file, 1983). The Institute of Human Values reports to the Vice-President Academic and Research. Known persons to have held the position of director: John MacCormack (1975-1978, 1980-1993) and Arthur Monahan (1978-1979, 1994-2006).

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Fonds consists of material relating to the activities of the Institute of Human Values at Saint Mary's Institute. Includes administrative records, material relating to conferences/seminars/lectures hosted by the Institute (includes some papers and transcripts), publications created by the Institute, and files of general interest. Much of the material relates to ethics, philosophy, and religious studies.

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