When you say around us, again, around us liberal arts know-nothings.
Fine arts was down, liberal arts was down, business was down.
“liberal arts” comes from the Latin artes liberales, which referred to the subjects citizens studied in their free time.
Americans starting with Benjamin Franklin have been suspicious of liberal arts higher education.
And I systematically went about doing that in the comfort of a four-year liberal arts education, and it was heaven.
Yet it is and has been the same institution,—a college of the liberal arts.
The seven liberal arts formed the basis of school instruction.
Reopened in 1909, it is now the only endowed liberal arts college in the State.
The sum of the liberal arts was called , which we have corrupted into Encyclopdia.
The seven clasps are said to indicate the seven liberal arts and the three crowns the three modes of philosophy.
late 14c., translating Latin artes liberales; the seven attainments directed to intellectual enlargement, not immediate practical purpose, and thus deemed worthy of a free man (liberal in this sense is opposed to servile or mechanical). They were divided into the trivium -- grammar, logic, rhetoric (cf. trivial) -- and the quadrivium -- arithmetic, geometry, music, astronomy.
The areas of learning that cultivate general intellectual ability rather than technical or professional skills. The term liberal arts is often used as a synonym for humanities, although the liberal arts also include the sciences. The word liberal comes from the Latin liberalis, meaning suitable for a free man, as opposed to a slave.
The areas of learning that cultivate general intellectual ability rather than technical or professional skills. Liberal arts is often used as a synonym for humanities, because literature, languages, history, and philosophy are often considered the primary subjects of the liberal arts. The term liberal arts originally meant arts suitable for free people (libri in Latin) but not for slaves.