Both the Hebrew notion of the fall and the Greek concept of hubris have taught us that human endeavors are essentially acts of pride and possibly acts of arrogance. I suppose that a paper entitled "Improving Humanities Education" would be judged to be as at least impertinent in as much as it suggests that the teaching of the humanities can or ought to be improved. But I believe it is possible to improve the way that body of human intellectual and artistic study of man as man we call the humanities is addressed and actualized in the formal process of education. Indeed we would not be about the things we are about at this conference if we all did not believe in the possibility of this improvement.
Carstens, Ronald W.
"Improving Humanities Education: Philosophy and Design,"
Perspectives: Vol. 9
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/perspectives/vol9/iss1/5