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The Common Topics and the Universe

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by David
Friday, 04 October, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
OK, I am like a kid with a new BB gun. I do not really know how to use it, but it looks like so much fun. In that spirit, please allow me to wield Aristotle’s common topics. I just hope I do not shoot somebody’s eye out. Aristotle’s common topics of invention serve as...
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Music Shapes Us (Excerpted from The Neglected Muse: Why Music Is an Essential Liberal Art [Part III*])

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Even apart from [its] profound connection with mathematics, music is pre-eminent among the arts for the order and clarity, the sharply defined character, of its elements. Music moves us, sometimes to overpowering emotion. It does so through well-defined structures,...
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Two Great Gifts

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by Jonathan
Friday, 30 November, 2012
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
Of all the intellectual tools I have been given over the years, there are two that stand out as exceedingly valuable for me. Both of these were bequeathed to me by my parents through the example they set for me; they never taught me these things directly, but I was...
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First Cause First

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The meat of this essay will focus on simple pedagogical practices for young children, but first I must necessarily speak philosophically to the parents of these youngsters. In case it has been a while since you took your college philosophy class, and in case you have...
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Counterfeit Bills (Part 2)

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by Tobin
Friday, 11 May, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
In my last article, I argued that the statement, “They teach bankers to recognize counterfeits by showing them REAL bills,” is not a good argument against exposing our children to non-Christian books, as it is usually intended to imply. I argued that the banker-student...
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