Category Archives: Liberal Arts

The Lived Past and the Anticipated Future.

the autobiographical self has prompted extended memory, reasoning, imagination, creativity and language. And out of that came the instruments of culture — religions, justice, trade, the arts, science, technology. And it is within that culture that we really can get … Continue reading

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Internet Archive: WayBack Machine

Internet Archive Coordinates: 37°46′56.3″N 122°28′17.65″W Internet Archive Type Digital library Founded 1996 Key people Brewster Kahle (Chairman) Website archive.org Alexa rank 230 (April 2011)[1] Available in English Internet Archive headquarters was in the Presidio, a former US military base in San … Continue reading

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The Socratic Method…..and Plato’s Ideas, is Replaced by Google?

http://youtu.be/dk60sYrU2RU The idea that truth is timeless and resides outside the universe was the essence of Plato’s philosophy, exemplified in the parable of the slave boy that was meant to argue that discovery is merely remembering. Lee Smolin  Bold added … Continue reading

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Liberal arts

The Pyramid(as an expression of Liberal Arts Encapsulated) is a combination of  the Trivium , and  the Quadrivium My interest has been from a historical position about how such a system while it developed from that ancient perspective,  is still … Continue reading

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Quadrivium

The quadrivium comprised the four subjects, or arts, taught in medieval universities after the trivium. The word is Latin, meaning “the four ways” or “the four roads”. Together, the trivium and the quadrivium comprised the seven liberal arts.[1] The quadrivium … Continue reading

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Trivium:Three Roads

  Logic is the art of thinking; grammar, the art of inventing symbols and combining them to express thought; and rhetoric, the art of communicating thought from one mind to another, the adaptation of language to circumstance.Sister Miriam Joseph  Painting … Continue reading

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Rising Above the Duality

The Tao of heaven is to take from those who have too much and give to those who do not have enough. Man’s way is different. He takes from those who do not have enough to give to those who … Continue reading

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