It’s going to be one more day before I can post observations on last week’s Great Books readings; I still have some of the Iliad before putting them together. But I wanted to go ahead and post this week’s readings for anyone who is more on the ball than I am:
- The Iliad of Homer, Books XVI-XVIII (GBWW Vol. 3, pp. 189-233)
- “On Education” by Arthur Schopenhauer (GGB Vol. 7, pp. 197-203)
- Second Treatise on Civil Government by John Locke, Ch. V-VI (GBWW Vol. 33, pp. 30-42)
- Federalist #58 (GBWW Vol. 40, pp. 179-182; Antifederalist responses are here)
- “The Chemical History of a Candle” by Michael Faraday, Lectures I-II (GGB Vol. 8, pp. 368-390)
- The Way Things Are (or On the Nature of Things) by Lucretius, Book I (GBWW Vol. 11, pp. 1-15)
Look for comments on last week’s readings tomorrow.