James S. Taylor
Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education
September 07, 2019 Comments.. 332
Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education James S. Taylor This book rediscovers a traditional mode of knowledge that remains viable today Contrasted to the academic and cultural fads often based on the scientific methodology of the Cartesian legacy, or any number of trendy experiments in education, Poetic Knowledge returns to the freshness and importance of first knowledge, a knowledge of the senses and the passions Poetic knowThis book rediscovers a traditional mode of knowledge that remains viable today Contrasted to the academic and cultural fads often based on the scientific methodology of the Cartesian legacy, or any number of trendy experiments in education, Poetic Knowledge returns to the freshness and importance of first knowledge, a knowledge of the senses and the passions Poetic knowledge is not the knowledge of poetry, nor is it even knowledge in the sense that we often think of today, that is, the mastery of scientific, technological, or business information Rather, it is an intuitive, obscure, mysterious way of knowing reality, not always able to account for itself, but absolutely essential if one is ever to advance properly to the higher degrees of certainty From Socrates to the Middle Ages, and even into the twentieth century, the case for poetic knowledge is revealed with the care of philosophical archeology Taylor demonstrates the effectiveness of the poetic mode of education through his own observations as a teacher, and two experimental poetic schools in the twentieth century.. Poetic Knowledge The Recovery of Education This book rediscovers a traditional mode of knowledge that remains viable today Contrasted to the academic and cultural fads often based on the scientific methodology of the Cartesian legacy or any n
  • Title: Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education
  • Author: James S. Taylor
  • ISBN: 9780791435861
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Matt Bianco says:

      Let me describe first what this book is about The title can be distracting if we aren t used to certain philosophical terms This is not a book about poetry, although it is It is not about knowledge, although it is Poetic knowledge describes a certain kind of knowledge distinct from scientific knowledge Scientific knowledge is what we are most familiar with an analytical study of a subject, a rational knowledge about a subject It is knowing a horse because you ve memorized information and facts a [...]

    2. Debbie says:

      My husband and I had the opportunity to meet Dr Taylor and take him to dinner several years ago 1998 or 1999 when he was in Denver for a Catholic homeschooling conference We had a marvelous evening and learned so much from this man, who attended the Integrated Humanities Program at the University of Kansas which was a hotbed for Catholic conversions and making monks dozens at Clear Creek Monastery in Oklahoma and the Abbey of Fontgombault in France , priests Fr James Jackson, FSSP and bishops e. [...]

    3. James Nance says:

      What follows is my summary of this book The poetic mode of learning is a sensory emotional experience of reality, a spontaneous act of the senses with the intellect, getting the learner inside of the object of experience It occurs in a setting of leisure, initiated in wonder and leading to a love of reality It was the traditional mode of learning among the ancients and medievals, but was largely discarded and replaced by the analytical scientific mode by Descartes, Dewey, and other modern educat [...]

    4. Jesse says:

      I just finished this book today and was thoroughly impressed throughout The author is clear and concise and he cites all the right people Augustine, Benedict, Aquinas, and Newman It is a great look at education and the poetic mode of learning and teaching Something long forgotten even in Christian School circles, and perhaps even in Classical circles too The last two chapters are the best he applies the principles from earlier in the book to a real school that was around in the 1970s In the last [...]

    5. Dale says:

      This is an excellent book, and quite challenging compared to what I had been taught for many years Five high school teachers spent six weeks reading through and discussing it The author did a great job of showing historically how we have arrived at Cartesian learning in the West He did less of a good job showing what the alternative would look like I had concerns as I read through the book He says on page 131 that St Thomas Aquinas and Aristotle were omitted from the 2 year college course becaus [...]

    6. Sean says:

      Without over simplifying one of life s most complicated phenomena, Taylor boils down education at least, successful, meaningful education as the excitement of the soul unto love He prefaces this central discussion with a thorough survey of philosophical treatment of knowledge and imagination from Plato to Aristotle, Augustine, Benedict, Aquinas and through to modern thinkers like Maritain and Pieper including a decent treatment of the Cartesian legacy And while that first section may be over the [...]

    7. Brad Belschner says:

      Pretty good book Poetic doesn t mean poems it means actually doing stuff physically I think the author gets too bogged down on philosophy in the middle of the book which is ironic , but the last third gets practical again This book is basically an introduction to the concept, so don t expect any detailed guidelines here Personally, that s what I d like to hear about Details thorough descriptions of what poetic education might look like.

    8. Katy Cruel says:

      In the words of Ruth This one is a game changer

    9. Donald Linnemeyer says:

      This book started out incredibly confusing and abstract, and as long as the James Taylor stayed at that level, the book suffered from vague and seemingly contradictory educational ideals.Roughly the last half of the book chapters 5 7 is much concrete, and there, James Taylor heh, I love saying that in this context gave some very vivid examples of how to improve schools Instead of the lofty abstractions of the first four chapters, he pushes toward education that forces students to get their hand [...]

    10. Brandie says:

      Taylor opens the book by comparing two boys who are being asked about horses One boy has a scientific book definition of horses, but has never been around them The other boy has been around horses training and riding them, but does not know the scientific names or specific facts about them The second boy has a poetic intuitive knowledge His argument is that specific deep factual knowledge should be reserved for much older students and poetic knowledge should be for younger students.He reminds m [...]

    11. Amy says:

      It s been quite a few years since I read it, but it was and is one of the most important books I have ever read, in terms of solidifying intensely my belief that beauty mattersauty of schools, for example, and in particular Lots of other stuff is in there, too.I was fortunate to meet Dr Taylor some years back when he spoke at a homeschooling conference He is as kind and courtly in person as the way he writes in Poetic Knowledge.

    12. Elise says:

      I ll fess up I didn t understand this book I ve never read Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas or Descartes so I had no hooks to hang anything the author was trying to say on The last 2 chapters were interesting but without understanding the foundational philosophy behind it, I wouldn t dare try and implement the ideas contained in them.

    13. William says:

      This book is a good summary of what others have said about poetic knowledge Taylor also recounts some of his own experiences teaching about poetic knowledge to others and suggests possible directions for poetic knowledge in education.

    14. Janice says:

      This was slow read, but worth it I d give it five stars, but I wanted a little from it in the end, which I realize is an entirely uninformative and unsatisfactory thing to say in a review I may come back and write fully when I ve had time to think about it.

    15. Gregory says:

      A fantastic book Must read for educators

    16. TheRose says:

      Wonderful argument for the beauty of Classical Education that has been lost to us Right up there with Climbing Parnassus

    17. Steve says:

      Very good Great again in 2013

    18. Mystie Winckler says:

      Own Hosted an online book club to discuss this book started April 5th, 2011 at my blog pelennorfields mystie.

    19. Laura says:

      This was a fascinating account of the definition and history of this experiential type of knowledge.

    20. Kelly says:

      Love this book cannot recommend it highly enough.

    21. Bobbi Martens says:

      Excellent book on educating along with the grain of the human soul Good read.

    22. Anne says:

      A difficult read as evidenced by the notes I had to take to really get a grip on it but a fascinating exposition of an understanding of knowledge that has been forgotten.

    23. Ryan says:

      review to come.

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