Monthly Archives: November 2013

A First: Three Volumes of Great Books Completed the Same Week

I feel as though I should be blogging about the 50th anniversary of C.S. Lewis’s death today, but I really do need to make this Great Books Project post. (On Lewis, here’s a post commemorating his contributions.) I suddenly realized … Continue reading

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O For a Muse of Fire

Some weeks it seems like there’s not much big-picture news to report in this Great Books Project. This week, however, we’ll pass the 4,000-page mark in the Man and Society category of readings and finish two long works AND two … Continue reading

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Eighteenth-Century Profanity and the Sex Lives of Crustaceans

You’d think that after completing the 16,000th page of reading in this Great Books Project, we’d have reached the halfway point of our journey. Recall, though, that this project involves more than 40,000 pages of reading, so we won’t get … Continue reading

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We Have Heard the Chimes at Midnight

In the next seven days, we will hit the 16,000th page of reading in the Great Books Project. Along the way, St. Thomas Aquinas will instruct us on the nature of Truth. Here are the readings for the coming week: … Continue reading

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