Tag Archives: Montaigne

Rocinante Has Nothing on This Wooden Horse

This week, as in most weeks, I saw at least two or three situations where some sort of observation from or application of the week’s Great Books readings were a propos. I wish I had more blogging time to discuss … Continue reading

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Four Emperors in Two Chapters

This week in the Great Books Project we will pass the 5,500-page mark in the Imaginative Literature category. Buckle up! Here are the readings for the coming week: The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes, … Continue reading

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Roman Pygmies and Herd Morality

I neglected to mention it last week, but we have now passed the 18,000-page mark in this Great Books Project. Onward! Here are the readings for the coming week: The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de … Continue reading

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O Voltaire! O Humanity! O Idiocy!

With the completion of the Histories of Tacitus, we have finished another volume in the GBWW series. This week we continue our readings in Roman history with our first foray into Gibbon. Here are the readings for the coming week: … Continue reading

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Nietzsche Throws Bombs

I failed to mention last week that we finished yet another volume of the Great Books of the Western World series when we wrapped up Spinoza’s Ethics. I forget exactly how many that makes, but we’ve already knocked out several … Continue reading

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Ibsen Didn’t Like Marriage Much, I Guess

Where else on the internet will you read Aristotle and Nietzsche as part of the same assignment? Nowhere that I know of; that’s my Unique Selling Proposition. Let’s get to it! Here are the readings for the coming week: Candide … Continue reading

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“I Do Bite My Thumb, Sir”

We continue to plug along in the Great Books Project, and I believe we will have caught up with our original schedule within a couple of weeks. (Recall that I lost a week due to travels and workload some time … Continue reading

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Another Volume Completed

This week in the Great Books Project we put back on the shelf for the last time Volume 9 of the Gateway to the Great Books series. That leaves just Volume 5 (in which only one unread essay remains) before … Continue reading

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Tom Jones Gets a Happy Ending

It has been months since we’ve had a weekly reading list with so many new works on it in the Great Books Project. This week is a great opportunity to jump into the program if you’re new to the blog … Continue reading

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All Academic Labor Is Unproductive

This week in the Great Books Project, we’re temporarily going off script again, this time to pick up one of the “original” Great Books. See below for more details. Here are the readings for the coming week: Tom Jones by … Continue reading

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