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The Trivium method: (pertains to mind) – the elementary three.

General Grammar, Aristotelian Logic, and Classical Rhetoric comprise the first three rules-based subjects of the 7 Liberal Arts and Sciences. As these disciplines are learned and practiced together, they form the overarching, symbiotic system for establishing clarity and consistency of personal thought called the Trivium.

[1] General Grammar [2] Formal Logic [3] Classical Rhetoric
Answers the question of the Who, What, Where, and the When of a subject. Answers the Why of a subject. Provides the How of a subject.
Discovering and ordering facts of reality comprises basic, systematic knowledge. Developing the faculty of reason in establishing valid [i.e., non-contradictory] relationships among facts is systematic understanding. Applying knowledge and understanding expressively comprises wisdom or, in other words, it is systematically useable knowledge and understanding.

For if you [the rulers] suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves [and outlaws] and then punish them.
-Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), Utopia, Book 1

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“Art” – Webster’s International Dictionary, 1893.

TRIVIUM PODCASTS (START WITH THE OLDEST EPISODES FIRST and WORK DOWNWARD):

(START HERE) Gene Odening interview, Part 1 – “The TRIVIUM Method” – #049 (+ video)

2009-10-25 18:27:37 12 comments

Gene Odening interview, Part 2 – “The QUADRIVIUM” – #050 (+ video)

2009-11-01 18:32:38 0 comments

Peace Revolution 001: The Great Conversation

2009-12-17 18:35:49 6 comments

Peace Revolution 002: The Million Dollar Education

2010-01-21 18:37:24 1 comment

Dr. Michael Labossiere interview, pt. 1 – “Logical Fallacies: The Critical Thinking Meme″ – #062 (+ video)

2010-01-25 18:39:37 1 comment

Dr. Michael Labossiere interview, pt. 2 – “General Grammar – Subject and Predicate″ – #063

2010-01-31 18:40:37 0 comments

John Martineau interview - "Quadrivium - Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology" - #103

2011-02-07 18:45:50 1 comment

Dr. Scott Olsen interview - "The Golden Ratio" - #108

2011-03-21 18:48:19 0 comments

Dr. Jason Martineau interview - "The Spiritual Dimensions of Music" - #109

2011-03-28 18:49:32 0 comments

Red Ice Creations interviews Jan Irvin

2011-08-19 23:00:12 12 comments

Unplugged Mom interviews Jan Irvin and Jarett Sanchez

2011-08-22 23:44:38 6 comments

How To Read A Book (An Intro to Liberal Learning) v1.1 by Jarett Sanchez

2011-08-26 23:14:15 39 comments

How To Read A Book (An Intro to Liberal Learning) v1.2 by Jarett Sanchez

2011-08-31 06:40:23 15 comments

Unplugged Mom - "More Trivium: An Introduction" - with Gene Odening

2011-12-14 19:44:35 10 comments

Unplugged Mom - "More Trivium: Grammar" - with Gene Odening

2012-01-09 20:00:05 5 comments

Mark Passio interviews Jan Irvin on the Trivium – with Bob Tuskin.

2012-01-23 19:25:49 3 comments

Gnostic Media - "Gene Odening interview, pt. 4 – “Beyond the Trivium” – #133"

2012-01-24 18:28:51 1 comment

Unplugged Mom - "More Trivium: Logic" - with Gene Odening

2012-02-20 19:38:19 2 comments

Two Beers with Steve - "Gene Odening on the Trivium"

2012-05-22 19:12:37 1 comment

Unplugged Mom - "Intellectual Nutrition: Continuing Trivium Conversations" - with Gene Odening

2012-06-25 18:25:38 1 comment

The Trivium Method vs. The Classical Trivium: A Briefing by Kevin Cole / History... So It Doesn't Repeat (Interview)

2013-03-03 21:29:31 36 comments

School Sucks 242: The Trivium (Part One) - Introduction and Grammar - with Gene Odening

2013-10-20 07:07:52 3 comments

School Sucks 244: The Trivium (Part Two) - Grammar and Logic - with Gene Odening

2013-10-30 07:18:51 0 comments

School Sucks 245: The Trivium (Part Three) - Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric - with Gene Odening

2013-11-07 07:30:16 1 comment

History... Connected: The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America w/ Charlotte Iserbyt

2013-11-18 19:38:16 3 comments