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Dorothy Sayers Was Wrong: The Trivium and Child Development

Myth: The trivium (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) corresponds to stages in child development. The origin of this fantastic claim, a nearly ubiquitous presupposition of classical education literature and the central organizing tenet of many a school’s curriculum, can be traced back to Dorothy Sayers’ essay, “The Lost Tools of Learning.” So foundational (dare I say …

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Can Mathematics Be Parables?

Many of us tend to regard mathematics as mechanistic and mundane, ignoring the fact that the ultimate conclusions of mathematics lead us to ideas in physics which are as wonderfully bewildering as the deepest questions of philosophy and theology.