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Category Archives: Trivium
First Alcibiades
Papyrus fragment of Alcibiades I, section 131.ce. The First Alcibiades or Alcibiades I (Ancient Greek: Ἀλκιβιάδης αʹ) is a dialogue featuring Alcibiades in conversation with Socrates. It is ascribed to Plato, although scholars are divided on the question of its … Continue reading
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Correlation of Cognition
I highlight the term “correlation” as a recognition of what is possible through cognition also think of Relativism why push Searle? ….Correlation of Cognition was a term I applied back then to try and understand this process as an intuitive … Continue reading
Posted in Intuition, Quadrivium, Trivium
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Justified true belief
Before Gettier, an historical account brings one up to date? Euler diagram representing a definition of knowledge. Justified true belief is one definition of knowledge that states in order to know that a given proposition is true, one must not … Continue reading
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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
Posted in Liberal Arts, Mandalas, Mind Maps, Quadrivium, Trivium
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"Let no one ignorant of geometry enter"
Plato’s Motto The scholiast on Aelius Aristides 125.14 (Dindorf, Vol. 3) says the following: ἐπεγέγραπτο ἔμπροσθεν τῆς διατριβῆς τοῦ Πλάτωνος ὅτι ἀγεωμέτρητος μηδεὶς εἰσίτω· ἀντὶ τοῦ ἄνισος καὶ ἄδικος. ἡ γὰρ γεωμετρία τὴν ἰσότητα καὶ τὴν δικαιοσύνην τηρεῖ. ‘In front … Continue reading
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Know Thyself (γνώθι σεαυτόν )
A stained glass window with the contracted version γνωθι σαυτόν. The saying “Know thyself” may refer by extension to the ideal of understanding human behavior, morals, and thought, because ultimately to understand oneself is to understand other humans as well. … Continue reading
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Setting Time Aright
Time has no independent existence apart from the order of events by which we measure it. — Albert Einstein While Event has since past, I hope the lecture itself will remain in public domain. It helps so as to see … Continue reading
How Time Ages the Pyramids
Chanticleer – A Pleasure Garden Believing that something must be true about the world because you can’t imagine otherwise is, five hundred years into the Age of Science, not a recommended strategy for acquiring reliable knowledge. It goes back to … Continue reading
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The Classical Education Movement Historical
Seal of the University of Pennsylvania from 1894 depicting the trivium as a stack of books providing the foundation for a quadrivium of mathematics, natural philosophy (empirical science), astronomy, and theology. The Classical education movement advocates a form of education … 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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