The Trivium Method
Deals primarily with the abstraction of ‘words’.
Answers the Questions:
1. Who?, What?, Where?, When?
Pertains to Mind- the elementary three that when used in the correct order (1, 2, 3) follows the natural process, outlining the effort of learning. Describing the same 1, 2, 3 sequence in three styles (A, B, C) to help you to grasp the versatility of the method.
Step 1 – General Grammar – (The total body of words, specific and general used within a subject matter. In Boating for example, I would learn the glossary of a comprehensive boating reference book or boating dictionary.)
Step 2 – Formal Logic – (The non-contradictory understanding of the boating lexicon and how the words describing the boat parts fit together.)
Step 3 – Classical Rhetoric – (The advancement of the boating industry through innovation and/or mastering the art of sailing and/or conversing with others about all things boating, hulls, engines, sails, weather)
Here is the method again used as a Truth Discovery Method.
- Discovering and arranging Knowledge (a body of knowledge) via the general grammar (descriptive words of a defined topic);
- Fully Understanding the connectivity of the Knowledge building blocks through non-contradictory identification; and
- Wisely expressing and using that Knowledge and Understanding under classical rhetoric,
Logical Fallacies – InfoGraphic