Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The Didascalicon of Hugh of St. Victor

Omnium expetendorum prima est sapientia in qua (perfecti boni) forma consistit

("Of all things to be sought, the first is that Wisdom in which the Form of the Perfect Good stands fixed")

Amongst many other books I'm currently about to read (I'm on the introduction) this one. I first heard about it in Stratford Caldecott's excellent book Beauty For Truth's Sake: On the Re-Enchantment of Education. Hugh of St. Victor (d. 1141) has something to say to educators today about the usefulness (in a higher sense) of the liberal arts.

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