Jan Irvin is the author of The Holy Mushroom: Evidence of Mushrooms in Judeo-Christianity, host of the podcast show Gnostic Media, and webmaster of Trivium Education, a website which teaches the ancient arts of Aristotelian Logic, and Classical Rhetoric.
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.
(Answers the question of the Who, What, Where, and the When of a subject.) Discovering and ordering facts of reality comprises basic, systematic Knowledge
(Answers the Why of a subject.) Developing the faculty of reason in establishing valid [i.e., non-contradictory] relationships among facts, systematic Understanding
(Provides the How of a subject.) Applying knowledge and understanding expressively comprises Wisdom or, in other words, it is systematically useable knowledge and understanding
In the 2nd hour of today’s show, Chris Tolland interviews Irvin on his research and insights in many subjects.
In the first hour of today’s show Chris joins us for a relaxed discussion on life, the economy and politics in Australia.
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