Jan Irvin from Gnostic Media is interviewed by Laurette Lynn aka the Unplugged Mum about the Trivium. The first three of the seven liberal arts, the Trivium, focus on the use of language and thought- the world of the mind. General Grammar, Aristotelian Logic, and Classical Rhetoric comprise the first three rules-based subjects of the 7 Liberal Arts and Sciences. As these disciplines are learned and practiced together, they form the overarching, symbiotic system for establishing clarity and consistency of personal thought called the Trivium. 1) General Grammar Answers the question of the Who, What, Where, and the When of a subject. Discovering and ordering facts of reality comprises basic, systematic Knowledge 2] Formal Logic Answers the Why of a subject. Developing the faculty of reason in establishing valid [i.e., non-contradictory relationships among facts, systematic Understanding 3] Classical Rhetoric Provides the How of a subject.Applying knowledge and understanding expressively comprises Wisdom or, in other words, it is systematically useable knowledge and understanding www.triviumeducation.com
11/13/11 • 80 min
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