By restoring classical
mathematics we are neither running away from nor neglecting mathematics
as they are used today.
After all, most of what modernists claim as their own was
inherited from classically educated mathematicians, whose
education they despise.
Our aim, like that of
all classical mathematicians, is to understand mathematics
both philosophically and practically.
The exclusively practical focus of school mathematics courses was developed in the 1800s by
the public schools, whose job it was not to train elite students
but the masses of common children who had little use for any
studies that did not translate into wage-earning. Today,
there is hardly a school available that is not oriented
toward the workplace.
Our aims are what they
were among all wise men of the past. We wish, as Socrates
said, "to rise out of the sea of change and lay hold of true
being". That is, we wish to ascend, by means of the
mathematical arts (and later by Logic), into the study of
transcendent and unchanging truths that cannot be studied
through the senses.
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