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Sunday December 21st 2014

‘Aristotle’

On The Education Of Youth In Music: Rhythms, Modes, Melodies

On The Education Of Youth In Music: Rhythms, Modes, Melodies

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 7, 350 B.C.E. We have also to consider rhythms and modes, and their use in education. Shall we use them all or make a distinction? and shall the same distinction be made for those who practice music with a view to education, or shall it be some other? Now we [...]

More On The Education Of Youth In Music

More On The Education Of Youth In Music

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 6, 350 B.C.E. And now we have to determine the question which has been already raised, whether children should be themselves taught to sing and play or not. Clearly there is a considerable difference made in the character by the actual practice of the art. It [...]

On The Education Of Youth In Music

On The Education Of Youth In Music

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 5, 350 B.C.E. Concerning music there are some questions which we have already raised; these we may now resume and carry further; and our remarks will serve as a prelude to this or any other discussion of the subject. It is not easy to determine the nature of [...]

On The Physical And Gymnastic Education Of Youth

On The Physical And Gymnastic Education Of Youth

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 4, 350 B.C.E. Of those states which in our own day seem to take the greatest care of children, some aim at producing in them an athletic habit, but they only injure their forms and stunt their growth. Although the Lacedaemonians have not fallen into this [...]

On The Liberal Education Of Youth

On The Liberal Education Of Youth

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 3, 350 B.C.E. The customary branches of education are in number four; they are- (1) reading and writing, (2) gymnastic exercises, (3) music, to which is sometimes added (4) drawing. Of these, reading and writing and drawing are regarded as useful for the [...]

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