Tag Archives: Immanuel Kant

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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Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote . . .

I know that all you Great Books readers have missed William James the past several months, and that you’re wondering why there were no 19th- or 20th-century works last week, so I am killing two birds with one stone this … Continue reading

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Kant Writes Something Readable

At long last, we are back with the Great Books Project. I was without web access (access costing less than $0.75/minute, anyway) for two weeks, and upon my return I had to devote most of my “brain” time to a … Continue reading

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Back to Great Books Monday

It’s Great Books Monday once again! I can say that with this post, the first Great Books post I’ve made on a Monday in months, it seems. Let’s celebrate by reading both Plato and Aristotle this week. Here are the … Continue reading

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The Christmas Carol Before “A Christmas Carol”

I’m clawing my way back towards a Great Books Monday post. Making up two days this week is a good start. The prospect of finishing The Critique of Pure Reason is a powerful motivator to get started on this week’s … Continue reading

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Killing Your Children to Get Revenge on Your Husband Is a Bad Idea

Some weeks I find my slate of scheduled Great Books readings moderately interesting. Other weeks I’m blown away by the profound ideas I encounter in multiple authors. I’m happy to say that this past week fell into the second category. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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