Category Archives: Seven Fine Arts

Philosophy Is The Best And Most Noble Music: A Second Reason

Well, its time to give one more reason to support Socrates when he said that Philosophy Is The Best And Most Noble Music Otherwise I might forget it and then where will we be? As we mentioned, one reason that … Continue reading

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Open Letter to My Daughter(s)

Is there anyone who was not profoundly touched by the flurry of open letters that loving parents wrote to their daughters concerning the recent election of our new president? (for example here and here and here) Ms. Sallie Krawcheck consoles her daughter after the … Continue reading

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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

I’m not so certain that I want to be king of Scotland anymore.   After reading The Tragedy of Macbeth with my students, I am having a difficult time shaking off a sense that life is meaningless when worldly ambition is the governing … Continue reading

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Reading Dickens

Every summer I have made it my habit to read a Dickens novel. “Yes,” you say “I have heard that before. The fact is that you have not read a Dickens novel for the past two-if not three summers!” Well … Continue reading

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“A Masterpiece of God”

Over there at that classy blog site  (which is devoted to the works and thought of the late American Artist Carl Schmitt) you will find an excellent article entitled “A masterpiece of God.” Be sure to click on the green text which … Continue reading

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A post wherein the author is caught singing opera

I have been debating for a week now whether this post is really a good idea. But now I realize that the edification and wholesome entertainment of my friends trumps any personal desires that I have to maintain an aura … Continue reading

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A Third Reason Why Philosophy is The Best and Most Noble Music

Let’s see if we can make this argument quickly and effectively! We have given two reason why Socrates said that “Philosophy Is The Best And Most Noble Music.” We now present a third. Maybe there are more than three? But … Continue reading

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The First Reason Why Philosophy Is The Best And Noblest Music

The first reason why philosophy is the best and noblest music is taken from what music shares with all the fine arts but has in a preeminent degree. All the fine arts are works of reason. (I prefer to say that … Continue reading

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Sacred Music and Catholic Classical Education

There is no doubt about it. Every  Catholic School ought to provide an enormous focus on singing Sacred Music. By providing an enormous focus on singing Sacred Music I mean: 1. Every student ought to be required to sing– even students with … Continue reading

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St. Francis On Liberal Education

Well call me a prophet! The very eve of the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as our new Pope Francis, the Holy Spirit must have moved me to quote St. Bonaventure speaking about whom? Why, of course, St Francis! Not … Continue reading

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