Zeno also of Elea let his mind trap himself into thinking one could never get somewhere, because by going half-way there each time one would get closer but never arrive.
Scott Crider 1 The liberal arts allow us the freedom to become more fully human by sharing as fully as possible in that which makes us distinct, and the freedom to flourish through the reality of our nature, our humanity, and, yes, perhaps even our divinity… Why My Favorite Nun Was Right: I am not Catholic or even Christian.
I ended up becoming a professor myself and by chance or providence, my students would say took a post at a Catholic university, where I have loved my teaching life, including the students and colleagues whose faith I do not completely share, and where I have been teaching so long that I have become a kind of cultural Catholic.
So I came to have a favorite nun, Sister Miriam Joseph: Her Shakespeare and the Arts of Language inspired me to become a Shakespearean; then, when I decided to teach a course in the liberal arts of language, I discovered her book, The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric; Understanding the Nature and Function of Language only an early twentieth-century nun could get away with a sub-sub-title.
The students of my course in the trivium love the fact that their pagan teacher loves a nun. Sometimes, after a student has challenged one of my articulations of a point, I turn the class to the photograph of her in the back of the edition: There she is lovely in her regal headdressexuding angelic severity.
They [mess] you up, your mum and dad [educational reformers, too]. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. That reform is simple to articulate: Grammar, the study of the nature of language; logic, that of thought; and rhetoric, that of persuasion.
The trivium, it should be pointed out, does not set language and thought asunder, understanding as it does that all three arts—that of symbol, that of symbolized thought, and that of symbolized thought communicated—are, in Ciceronian terms, ratio and oratory, both parts of one orationality defining our nature.
Although there are remnants of all three arts throughout the curriculum, they tend not to be taught fully nor in relation to one another, and there are many people, and some academics within the discipline of English itself, opposed to teaching them at all. Unlike so many in the Classical Christian school movement, though, I will not limit myself to a distinctly Christian education though I am sympathetic to itnor demand either that grammar be Latin grammar, or that the arts be used metaphorically to encompass all learning, which they simply do not.
What, exactly, is the trivium, why should it be the universal curriculum of English, and what is its relationship with that frequently ill-defined glory of the human race, liberal education often mistakenly called a liberal arts education?
Let me answer those questions, offering a list of questions as a broad outline of curriculum and a tool of assessment: I hope that someone else will do so.
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