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R48G: the eonic model as a format for a new liberal arts education (with room for science)

July 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

This outline of the ‘eonic model’ comes with a large selection of books (a drop in the bucket, with an external bibliography) and gives an insight to something lacking in current educational spheres:

I often note that people simply can’t handle the ‘eonic effect’ because they don’t read books, or else only read in a narrow range of topics. In general the modern public is behind a veneer of (college) education abysmally ignorant in all fields. The eonic model enforces the discipline of trying to look at books in at least eleven+ areas in the realm of world history as this generates a dispersed cascade: the Neolithic (throw in the Paleolithic and then human/general evolution), Dynastic Egypt and Sumer, Greece/Rome, Israel/Persia, India, China, the European early modern, plus the cascade effect as these initializations move to their middles and successions. This is a distributed (non-random) sampling of the totality of world history in selected regions, based on an ‘eonic outline’ that generates a sense of coherence for the whole and enforces a discipline of moving past arbitrary specializations to explore a global whole. (This system could easily move to include, does include, categories of the most general kind, e.g. how does the history of the american indian fit into the eonic global model?).
This approach requires most notably a study of the history of science and technology, the literature of the given periods, thus, the literature of the Greek archaic to classical period, etc…
A college major here in world history would thus automatically generate a balanced educational experience that would sample history, philosophy, literature, ancient languages, the history of science, political evolution, etc…A major in ‘eonic liberal arts’ could be matched with a minor in science and the study of the eonic effect might well suggest the study of the calculus, etc…

As noted in the previous post we need to pay people to read books, and books in more balanced variety, and/or create a liberal arts model that can posit reading, say, one thousand books to get a degree, non-fiction and/or literary classics…

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