The documents below help understand the philosophy behind the awards.
FRANCISCO DE VITORIA UNIVERSITY
UFV extended mission document describes the nature of the intellectual enterprise as understood from a perspective that is both expanded to a richer understanding of reason as well as unified in its quest for truth.
This document, a manual prepared at the University Francisco de Vitoria, is here offered to those who wish to engage the challenge of researching and teaching from a widened horizon of reason, expanded in a way willing to engage both philosophy and theology.
JOSEPH RATZINGER / BENEDICTO XVI
LECTURE BY THE HOLY FATHER BENEDICT XVI AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROME “LA SAPIENZA”
The address that the Holy Father intended to give during a visit to La Sapienza University in Rome contains an important discussion on the nature of reason.
MEETING WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF SCIENCE. LECTURE OF THE HOLY FATHER
Pope Benedict XVI address in Regensburg where he calls for freedom of conscience in religious matters. It explains the nature of man’s understanding of free conscience, and his desire for knowledge in reason and revelation.
JOHN PAUL II
ENCYCLICAL LETTER FIDES ET RATIO
“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.” An important encyclical letter by St. John Paul II on the relationship between faith and reason.