Does "the Discarded Image" have anything left to teach?

Andrew Kern

Presented at the CiRCE National Conference 2022.

CS Lewis delighted in the medievel model of the cosmos, but he did not believe it to be true, nor did he suggest that we turn back to it. That model was permeated by Pythagorean and Ptolemaic ideas and designed what we would today call a curriculum to support them: the seven liberal arts. Do the quadrivium or the trivium have anything left for us? Should we prioritize them? If so, what? If not, what can we put in their place that we can consider classical?