Tag Archives: Montaigne

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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Dmitri Karamazov Puts His Foot in It

This week in the Great Books Project we pass the 5,000-page mark in the Philosophy/Theology category. I suppose it’s only fitting that we do so with Plato. Here are the readings for the coming week: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor … Continue reading

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The Scandalous Decomposition of Elder Zossima

Everyone is talking about the Hobby Lobby case today, but I haven’t heard a single national news outlet mention that today also marks the halfway point of the Western Tradition’s Great Books Project, 2011-2017. What is wrong with the world? … Continue reading

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Ever Wonder How They Figured Out Pi?

This week in the Great Books Project you have a chance to remedy that gaping hole in your education. I refer, of course, to your most likely never having read a masque before. Therefore, I give you John Milton. Here … Continue reading

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Smerdyakov Scripts His Own Epileptic Seizure

In a mere two weeks we’ll have made it to the halfway point in our seven-year journey to read through the Great Books of the Western World. If we’re lucky, we might be halfway through the Brothers K by then … Continue reading

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The Biases of Biologists

This week in the Great Books Project we pass the 4,000-page mark in the Science and Mathematics category. Just typing that number exhausts me. Here are the readings for the coming week: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Part II … Continue reading

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Hail Bounteous May

This week in the Great Books Project we begin one of literature’s greatest psychological works. Gird up your loins for the Brothers K. Here are the readings for the coming week: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (GBWW Vol. 52, … Continue reading

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Another Volume Down

With the completion of Don Quixote this past week, we have finished reading ten volumes of the Great Books of the Western World series in their entirety. That leaves 48 to go, only five of which we haven’t read at … Continue reading

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Zenobia in Chains

This week we’ll pass the 4,500-page mark in the Man and Society category of this Great Books Project. It’s good to have Gibbon’s lively prose carrying us forward. Here are the readings for the coming week: The History of Don … Continue reading

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Sancho Panza as Solomon

We get a shot in the arm this week in the Great Books Project with some “new blood” now that we have completed Nietzsche and Lavoisier (both for good because each only had a single work in the collection). I’m … Continue reading

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