College of Arts and Sciences
Story, Philosophy, Education, Classical education
Hancock, Luke, "Classical Education, Mythos, and Philosophy" (2021). Senior Honors Theses. 1115.
Classical education offers a superior education K-12 because it is uniquely equipped to incorporate mythos and philosophy, two important parts of an education that are not included as well in other systems of education. Mythos, which has to do with narratives, story, and myth, has significant uses and benefits in many contexts, including religious, cultural, and academic. Philosophy is important in order for one to live the good life, and is lacking in today’s culture of education. These two concepts are emphasized in classical education. They fit into the classical canon and are best taught in a classical context. For these reasons, classical education offers a superior education in these ways.