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liberal arts

pl.n.
1. Academic disciplines, including literature, history, languages, philosophy, mathematics, and general sciences, viewed in contrast to professional and technical disciplines.
2. The disciplines comprising the trivium and quadrivium.

[Middle English, translation of Medieval Latin artēs liberālēs, the trivium and quadrivium : Latin artēs, pl. of ars, subject of study + līberālēs, pl. of līberālis, proper to free persons.]

liberal arts

pl n
(Education) the fine arts, humanities, sociology, languages, and literature. Often shortened to: arts

lib′eral arts′


n.pl.
1. academic college courses providing general knowledge and comprising the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
2. (during the Middle Ages) studies comprising the quadrivium and trivium.
[1745–55; translation of Latin artēs līberālēs works befitting a free man]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liberal arts - studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)liberal arts - studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills); "the college of arts and sciences"
discipline, field of study, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, subject, field, study - a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
neoclassicism - revival of a classical style (in art or literature or architecture or music) but from a new perspective or with a new motivation
classicalism, classicism - a movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms; "classicism often derived its models from the ancient Greeks and Romans"
Romantic Movement, Romanticism - a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization; "Romanticism valued imagination and emotion over rationality"
English - the discipline that studies the English language and literature
history - the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings; "he teaches Medieval history"; "history takes the long view"
art history - the academic discipline that studies the development of painting and sculpture
chronology - the determination of the actual temporal sequence of past events
beaux arts, fine arts - the study and creation of visual works of art
performing arts - arts or skills that require public performance
Occidentalism - the scholarly knowledge of western cultures and languages and people
Oriental Studies, Orientalism - the scholarly knowledge of Asian cultures and languages and people
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
literary study - the humanistic study of literature
library science - the study of the principles and practices of library administration
philology, linguistics - the humanistic study of language and literature
musicology - the scholarly and scientific study of music
Sinology - the study of Chinese history and language and culture
stemmatics, stemmatology - the humanistic discipline that attempts to reconstruct the transmission of a text (especially a text in manuscript form) on the basis of relations between the various surviving manuscripts (sometimes using cladistic analysis); "stemmatology also plays an important role in musicology"; "transcription errors are of decisive importance in stemmatics"
trivium - (Middle Ages) an introductory curriculum at a medieval university involving grammar and logic and rhetoric; considered to be a triple way to eloquence
quadrivium - (Middle Ages) a higher division of the curriculum in a medieval university involving arithmetic and music and geometry and astronomy
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Facultad de Artes Liberales, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
El siglo XVII habia acogido a la pintura, la escultura y la arquitectura entre las artes liberales.
11) Aqui interesa no perder de vista, en la medida en que ha sido un concepto recurrente en nuestros dias, que al referirse Comenio al arte de la ensenanza, como heredero de los modelos artesanales, se remite a la polemica entre Artes Liberales y Artes Mecanicas, entre las artes del pensar y del decir y las artes del hacer, mas proximas al saber artesanal, lo cual se vincula con el genero en que se inscribe la Didactica Magna, tratado teorico-practico.
Enseno y promovio las artes liberales, dando igual importancia al trivium y al quadrivium como base intelectual imprescindible para toda sabiduria.
Por contrapartida, la ensenanza humanista entendia que la lectura o el cultivo de las letras eran el camino para un ingreso a la vida civica y la conformacion de la ciudadania en el contexto de las nuevas republicas en formacion, pero tambien estaba enraizada en esta la percepcion de la actividad intelectual como algo inherente a una elite, lo que provenia de su tradicion mas remota: la Antiguedad clasica, donde quedo esbozada la distincion historica entre las artes liberales y las artes mecanicas, lo que suponia en el primer caso un cultivo por parte de los hombres libres y en el segundo por parte de la poblacion esclavizada.
En el original, physics envy, termino que, en ciencia, se utiliza para criticar una tendencia de las ciencias "suaves" y las artes liberales por tratar de obtener expresiones matematicas a partir de sus conceptos fundamentales para tratar de acercarse a las ciencias "duras", como la fisica.
Se les ha visto como un centro autonomo y de caracter comunitario capaz de ensenar los saberes generales y las artes liberales en donde, como lo senala Haskins, primero la escuela seguia al maestro y luego el maestro a la escuela.
In the September 2015 issue of Sarmatian Review we reviewed a book of dialogues conducted at Warsaw University's Artes Liberales Department: they too illustrate Polish preference for public dialogue in matters scholarly, social, and political (www.
En ese mismo foro, Raja Halwani, profesor de Artes Liberales en Chicago, expuso cuatro puntos principales para defender el proyecto de consecucion de un solo Estado palestino, oponiendose a la solucion oficial que pugna por dos entidades separadas.
El autor presenta a Mahoma, con el nombre de Machomes, como un cristiano letrado y experto en artes liberales.
Sus signos se encuentran un poco por todas partes en la ensenanza de las humanidades y en el concepto todavia hoy vigente de artes liberales.
Para ellos la virtud de estos tres campos, que tambien podriamos identificar con artes liberales, no consiste en que se constituyan como una descripcion de la "realidad" sino en su posibilidad de construir ideas que crean mundo en si mismas, es decir, que debido a su actividad productiva, si bien trabajan con algo que les preexiste, crean un mundo distinto del anterior.