liberal arts (Re: it's the Science vs. Ideology show)

frances bolton fbolton at
Tue Nov 2 05:50:01 PST 1999

Dennis wrote:
>Anyone know the history of how the university academic disciplines were
>founded? Weren't there seven, originally, or something like that?

There were seven traditional liberal arts, separated into the the trivium -- grammar, rhetoric and logic; and the quadrivium -- arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music.

They are still being taught at St John's College--the fussiest college in the US.

Frances Bolton

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