Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Prime Mover

Now that you are all shopped out following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, surely you’re ready to settle back down to some good reading this week, right? Fortunately for you, this week’s Great Books readings include some Greek tragedy, Stoic … Continue reading

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Oedipus: The Hardest-Luck Guy in Literature

Welcome to this week’s post in the Great Books Project. We are in the middle of five long works at the moment, but we will be finishing Aristotle’s Physics this week. Here are the readings for the coming week: The … Continue reading

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I, Pencil: The Movie

Leonard Read’s classic essay “I, Pencil” has helped introduce millions of people to the amazing nature of the modern economy based on the division of labor. It’s required reading in one of my undergraduate courses, and I’ve seen (figuratively) the … Continue reading

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Does Motion Have a Beginning?

I haven’t made up any days in the Great Books schedule this week, but at least I haven’t lost any, either. We’re in the middle of some dense works, but we’ll lighten it up with some Dickens this week. Here … Continue reading

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How a Christian Economist Thinks about Helping His Neighbor

Christian economist, Forbes.com columnist, and fellow Misesian Art Carden is featured on this week’s episode of the Research on Religion podcast. The interview focuses on how Christians should view the various policies and programs that are intended to help the … Continue reading

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Do Russian Authors Ever Write Happy Stories?

I’ve been limping through last week’s Great Books readings over the last ten days (no, it’s not the result of watching election coverage) and am finally ready to post on them. I have some catching up to do (Kant is … Continue reading

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New Ph.D. With Great Books Focus Is Here!

After years of planning, I’m pleased to announce that Faulkner University has received full approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer a Ph.D. in Humanities. This new degree is a distance program and is grounded in … Continue reading

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