Historical thinking on the liberal arts (reposting)

As we continue to review the tape from this year’s National Classical Education Symposium, we recall that historical thinking permeates the liberal arts. 

In particular, one of the scholarly panels included Carol Reynolds (Southern Methodist U.), David Mason (Colorado College), Paul Spears and Diane Vincent (Biola U.). Ranging across poetry, music, and great books of literature and philosophy, these scholars provided numerous examples of the historical approach to the study of specific subjects.

Beyond their scholarship, you’ll find these professors active with popular publications, too–e.g., David Mason (former Colorado Poet Laureate) has plenty to choose from (start here), and “Professor Carol” has a regular email update, based on her European travels with the Smithsonian Institute.

So, take a look at the panel and let us know what you think in the comment section below.


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