The New Seven Liberal Arts?

As many of you know, I am a big proponent of the putting classical ideas in their context – especially the idea of the Trivium within the context of the traditional seven liberal arts.

I recently came across a blogger who proposes that we have currently adopted a new seven liberal arts scenario. I thought you might find this interesting…by the way, don’t skip over the two liberal arts lists before the “new” list.


2 Responses

  1. Michael –

    Good observation…from the Medieval model the first list describes “arts” of the liberal nature and the second “sciences”, or disciplines.

  2. His modern seven are amusing; however, what I found interesting was the middle list. Between the first and second list, there seem to be a transformation from Liberal Arts as skills to Liberal Arts as subjects.

    A school could probably put the second list in a course catalog, while having the first list on the syllabus, so to speak.

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