Universities (YOTG-related no spoilers)
ncase at hedbergmaps.com
Fri Jan 5 13:30:56 EST 2001
Consider the difference between the science-assuming education of the
last 100 years with Western university education 300 years ago, where
everything was based out of theology. Seems to me "magical education"
is somewhere between the two as described in YOTG. Other Wizards
academies (Leguin's EARTHSEA, Yolen's WIZARDS HALL, etc) also seem to
draw heavily from pre-scientific education, which makes a lot of
sense, given they are dealing with forces that are by definition
beyond concrete understanding.
Does anyone know of a readable history of the shift in Western
education from theological to humanistic and then scientific? Could
be a really interesting story, if well-told.
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