Continuing from Episode 12, Difff and James tackle two more misconceptions about classical education. The first is that classical education has a narrow and specific definition. Is it all Socratic Discussions? Is it all The Trivium? What are the non-negotiable elements that must be included for an education to be considered Classical, or Liberal? The second is the claim that classical education is inherently pagan because it stems from Ancient Greek philosophers like Plato and Aristotle. Alternatively, it is sometimes claimed that classical education is always Christian because of its foundations in Medieval Christendom. The fact that both of these claims can be levelled at it, however, points to the answer to them both.
Check out Difff's other podcast: Chiron, conversations about the past to help make sense of the present.
And James' other podcast: The Art of Inquiry, inquiries into the nature of the world and humanity with expert level guests passionate about their field.
Music: 'Inspiring Dreams' by Keys of Moon | https://soundcloud.com/keysofmoon
Creative Commons CC BY 4.0