Tag Archives: Great Books

Back to Cloud Cuckoo Land

Another month has been lost as a result of my extensive travels, but I continue pressing forward with the Great Books Project. The next round of readings includes a Shakespeare favorite, so there is no excuse to stop now! Here … Continue reading

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Many a True Word Hath Been Spoken in Jest

I’ve been putting off for some time, but the time has finally come to dig into Plato’s Laws. It will be a heavy week with that, Aquinas, and James, but Aristophanes will lighten things up a bit. Here are the … Continue reading

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The Great Books Project Returns

I note with horror that it has been more than a month since my last post on this blog. A big part of the reason for that was my difficulty in getting internet access during a 3.5-week research and conference … Continue reading

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Huns Are Meanies

This week in the Great Books Project we finish a great novel while pretending we haven’t fallen further behind on the posting schedule. Let’s get right to it. Here are the readings for the coming week: The Brothers Karamazov by … Continue reading

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Why Diogenes Refused to Give References

This week in the Great Books Project we will hit the 5,000-page mark in the Man and Society category, although I can’t say I’m really feeling more manly or social than usual. Here are the readings for the coming week: … Continue reading

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St. Thomas Defends the Filioque Clause

We have no significant milestones to report in the Great Books Project this week, although we are closing in on the 5,000-page mark in the Man and Society category. Gibbon, no doubt, will carry us through in the next couple … Continue reading

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The Killer Is Revealed

It’s shaping up to be a challenging week in the Great Books Project. Our psychology reading is quite long, and we have a short work by Kant as well. Hang in there, and flee to Dostoevsky if the pressure builds … Continue reading

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William James Argues for the Soul

This week in the Great Books Project we return to the wisdom of the Stoics after a lengthy hiatus. It’s time to begin Book II of Epictetus’s Discourses. Here are the readings for the coming week: The Brothers Karamazov by … Continue reading

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Humans are Bundles of Habits

This week in the Great Books Project, in addition to breaking the 20,000-page barrier I referenced last time, we will also pass the 6,000-page mark in the Imaginative Literature category. Here are the readings for the coming week: The Brothers … Continue reading

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Constantine’s Conversion Was Real

This week we come within a hair of 20,000 pages in the Great Books Project. Let’s get right to it. Here are the readings for the coming week: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Part IV, Book X (GBWW Vol. … Continue reading

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