Welcome to the Universitas Great Books Seminar! In our sessions, we take part in the conversation of the great authors, who themselves were in continuous dialogue with their predecessors. As we bring their insights to bear on the big questions of the day, we too play a part in the attempt to give an account of existence, the world, society, and human experience in all its breadth and depth. We will discover that none of the great authors spoke of the complete truth. Yet even those who advocated half truths changed the way people viewed the world and the way they behaved towards it. In all of human history, the best advances and the worst outcomes were driven, not by wealth or power, but by ideas, by the novelty, sophistication, and force of their claims on human reality. Such is the power of thought, and the reason we engage the Great Books.
The seminar fee covering all five sessions is PHP 1500 for those residing in the Philippines and USD 40 for those residing abroad. Your contribution helps to sustain this Great Books conversation among students and young professionals. Thank you.
Past Events at Universitas
by Lorenzo Nuel C. Sanchez Last June 18, we had entrepreneur and Filipino business coach Mr. Kyle Jarque join us for our fellows night. His talk was on The Basics of Entrepreneurship and his own journey as an entrepreneur. He opened his talk by introducing himself, his humble beginnings as an entrepreneur, and the many […]
MARCH 29, 2021– (continuation of Part 1) The second day of the conference “500 Years of Nation-Building: Understanding the Past, Leading Towards a Better Future” centered on a crucial element that the Spaniards brought with them into our islands five centuries ago: Christianity. An element, one can say, that has shaped and continues to shape the […]
MARCH 22, 2021 – “Trust in the slow work of God,” French Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin counsels in his well-known lyrical prayer composition. “We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new.” “And yet,” he continues, “it is the law of all […]
by Marco Pantaleon With Great Books Seminar 2021 right around the corner, we take a look back at Great Books Seminar 2020. Usually conducted in the Universitas Office in Escriva Dr., Ortigas Center, GBS 2020 was instead held online in light of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 or Covid-19. For both participants and organizers, this new […]
by Louie Dy “Pandemic Priorities & Persons”, a joint Universitas Lawyers Quarterly (ULQ) and Universitas Doctors Forum (UDF) Colloquium, was held online last November 14, 2020 (PST) with at least 70 participants via Zoom webinar and Facebook Live. In the context of Philippine society continuously struggling with the consequences of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), […]
by Therese Palilio and Kim Cajucom In the midst of the pandemic, the Inquies Pro Lege 2020 team successfully conducted a four-week long webinar series for law enthusiasts and budding lawyers held on the four Saturdays of September 2020. Since its inception in 2014, this year was the first in its installation that Inquies Pro […]