Education and its opportunities have long been constrained by the practical necessities of our lives. Time, place, and the extrinsically-imposed demand that we subjugate ourselves to servile labor in order to earn a paycheck have prohibited many from integrating education into their lives beyond the classroom. The Lyceum Institute is here to change that. By utilizing the digital technology now always at our fingertips, we are building a community dedicated not only to continual, lifelong learning, but to building better intellectual habits and to providing real education in our digital world.
We do not offer a set or limited program, a course, a certification process, nor a place simply to find content for passive consumption. Rather, the Lyceum provides a living education as an integral part of one’s life: a digital environment that enables, encourages, and supports the development of perfective human habits.
Online Liberal Arts Education for Life
Our environment gives every member the chance to study in close, personal settings with real scholars: not mere experts in particular fields of study, but those who live an intellectual life that seeks out wisdom in daily practice. As a community, everyone is encouraged to engage with everyone else in honest, open, charitable, and fruitful discussion in pursuit of the truth: whether one is a novice or well-read, a neophyte in philosophy or a PhD, the Lyceum Institute offers a place to further those interests and advance not only in learning, but understanding. Ours is a community dedicated to revitalizing virtue, through speculative discovery and resolution that extends into moral practice.
At the heart of these habits is language: pursued in the Trivium and the study of other languages. Having gained a deeper understanding of language, we further encourage the asking of questions both in the quaestiones disputatae program, as well as through colloquia and symposia.
We emphasize the archivality of the digital paradigm, not only running several seminars per year, but making the lecture component of those seminars available to all members—and also use this dimension of digital technology to provide open source and shareable resources. Use the links below to learn more about how the Lyceum Institute is changing education in the digital age.
On Signs and Simulations
On 15 March 2023, the Lyceum Institute held a Philosophical Happy Hour on the topic of “simulation hypotheses”. This essay draws upon the observations offered and explored in that conversation…
John Henry Newman in Four Books
It has often been suggested, and not without ample reason and evidence, that the importance of a great thinker never finds itself as potently realized during the thinker’s own lifetime.…