Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Salisbury , John of (2009-11-01), The Metalogicon: A Twelfth-Century Defense of the Verbal and Logical Arts of the Trivium, Paul Dry Books, Retrieved on 2011-06-17
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    17 JUN 2011

     An 11th Century View of Science

    The chief aids to philosophical inquiry and the practice of virtue are reading, learning, meditation, and assiduous application. Reading scrutinizes the written subject matter immediately before it. Learning likewise generally studies what is written, but also sometimes moves on to what is preserved in the archives of the memory and is not in the writing, or to those things that become evident when one understands the given subject. Meditation, however, reaches out farther to what is unknown,...
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    Science is a prerequisite to virtue, requiring study, application, and meditation dependent on grammar.