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Title:The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Miriam Joseph, Marguerite McGlinn
Publisher:Paul Dry Books
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Number of Pages:292
Category:Education, Philosophy, Non fiction, Writing, Logic, Language

The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric by Miriam Joseph, Marguerite McGlinn

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric Who sets language policy today Who made whom the grammar doctor Lacking the equivalent of l Acad mie fran aise we English speakers must find our own way looking for guidance or vindication in source after source McGuffey s Readers introduced nineteenth century students to correct English Strunk and White s Elements of Style and William Safire s column On Language provide help on diction and syntax to contemporary writers and speakers Sister Miriam Joseph s book The Trivium The Liberal Arts of Logic Grammar and Rhetoric invites the reader into a deeper understanding one that includes rules definitions and guidelines but whose ultimate end is to transform the reader into a liberal artist .

A liberal artist seeks the perfection of the human faculties The liberal artist begins with the language arts the trivium which is the basis of all learning because it teaches the tools for reading writing speaking and listening Thinking underlies all these activities Many readers will recognize elements of this book parts of speech syntax propositions syllogisms enthymemes logical fallacies scientific method figures of speech rhetorical technique and poetics The Trivium however presents these elements within a philosophy of language that connects thought expression and reality .

Trivium means the crossroads where the three branches of language meet In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance students studied and mastered this integrated view of language Regrettably modern language teaching keeps the parts without the vision of the whole Inspired by the possibility of helping students acquire mastery over the tools of learning Sister Miriam Joseph and other teachers at Saint Mary s College designed and taught a course on the trivium for all first year students The Trivium resulted from that noble endeavor .

The liberal artist travels in good company Sister Miriam Joseph frequently cites passages from William Shakespeare John Milton Plato the Bible Homer and other great writers The Paul Dry Books edition of The Trivium provides new graphics and notes to make the book accessible to today s readers Sister Miriam Joseph told her first audience that the function of the trivium is the training of the mind for the study of matter and spirit which constitute the sum of reality The fruit of education is culture which Mathew Arnold defined as the knowledge of ourselves and the world May this noble endeavor lead many to that end

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