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Note: The following post is from our guest contributor Mr. Derek Anderson, headmaster of Ridgeview Classical in Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition to leading the school, Mr. Anderson remains an avid student of moral and political philosophy, alongside of intellectual history. His defense of the liberal arts curriculum is based upon his many years of having taught students history, philosophy, literature, and rhetoric.  Ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ. Classicists will know...

On Thursday, we strive to focus this blog on the lovely intersection of mathematics and music, where the theory of arithmetic finds application in harmonic composition.   Today, we’ll draw your attention to some remarks from Jake Tawney, a long-time teacher and teacher trainer, at Great Hearts Academies. In his recent essay for VIRTUE, Mr. Tawney highlights...

On Thursday, we strive to focus this blog on the lovely intersection of mathematics and music, where the theory of arithmetic finds application in harmonic composition.   Today, we’ll draw your attention to some remarks from Jake Tawney, a long-time teacher and teacher trainer, at Great Hearts Academies. In his recent essay for VIRTUE, Mr. Tawney highlights...

As you may know, astronomy was recognized as one of the classical subjects that would eventually be classified under the seven liberal arts. In particular, astronomy provided the practical exploration of geometry’s theoretical speculations. One of the original “applied udallasciences,” astronomy gives the opportunity to observe geometry in action, as we measure the relative positions...

Given the constant stream of empirical data obtained by our five senses, human beings are awash in data. The key, of course, is to make sense of it all. By use of the imagination, we attend, filter, order, and conceive of countless perceptual signals, every moment of every day.  The intellectual challenge, of course, is how...

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...

Guest contributor: Dr. Michael Ivins, “Liberal Arts and the Vocational Sciences”   One avenue for promoting the value of liberal education in an educational environment which emphasizes the importance of STEMM fields is arguing that the kind of critical thinking skills developed in the study of the humanities are beneficial not only for work in the sciences...

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...