Goethe for the 2.0 Crowd

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    Richard Smith March 2, 2009

    “Spare the rod and spoil the child?””The Three R’s?”The trivium/quadrivium? http://www.gbt.org/text/sayers.html

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    braddo March 2, 2009

    OK, point taken. That’s not what I was thinking,But I know Sayers essay well and I do think there’s something in the trivium/quadrivium as Sayers remakes it. Or in Hilda Neatby.There’s a wisdom to be found in the old stuff, a wisdom that we no longer teach. See Barry Schwartz on TED: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/barry_schwartz_on_our_loss_of_wisdom.html

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    Richard Smith March 2, 2009

    The first two were facetious. Sayers, serious.

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    braddo March 2, 2009

    OK, ya got me. But I plead sick for a week and whacked on decongestants

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