Monday, June 18, 2012

John C. Wright and the Great Books

John C. Wright, sci-fi writer and another fellow Brony, posted an interesting interview over at his blog. I never understood until now what JCW meant by being a "ninja-trained philosopher." I didn't suspect ninjas to be a contemplative sort, aside from being skilled in the ancient art of kicking ass. John gives his Catholic conversion story, adding that he attended St. John's College, a liberal arts school with a great books program. Ah, it all makes sense now, St. John's must be a fine school to hire deadly ninjas to serve as faculty, helping students go through the classics of western literature, philosophy, history,  and science, along with a grounding in the liberal arts (the Trivium and the Quadrivium). An aspiring writer of fantasy and science fiction can hardly ask for a better education!

I wonder if Thomas Aquinas College nearby LA also has trained ninjas on its staff. Maybe not, but I certainly do still wish I had attended TAC (as James Chastek did) as opposed to currently trying to piece together an education in the UC system. Just check out TAC’s curriculum (HT: Brandon).

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