Universities (YOTG-related no spoilers)

Nat Case 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.

Nat
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