Tag Archives: Aristotle

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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“A House Where Old Friends Were Betrayed”

Welcome to December! It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of our third full year of readings in the Great Books Project. As usual, I’ll do a summary of the year’s accomplishments in early January, but I think … Continue reading

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Dante Alighieri, Aspiring Bilderberger

I don’t know about you, but I am ready to say farewell to Sigmund Freud for a while, so it’s a good thing this week’s Great Books readings include the conclusion of The Interpretation of Dreams. Here are the readings … Continue reading

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Sigmund Freud Has a Potty-Brain (Really!)

Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Americans, and a pleasant early July day to the rest of you. I neglected to schedule any selections from American authors in this week’s Great Books Project to celebrate. Nevertheless, we press forward … 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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The Wrath of Heaven against the Roman State

We’ve now completed the Annals of Tacitus and are poised to finish Veblen’s Theory of the Leisure Class this week. I’m going to celebrate by reading another Shakespeare play, something particularly appropriate in light of Shakespeare’s role in the T.S. … Continue reading

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Fiddling While Rome Burned?

Now that we’ve finished Dante’s epic, we can read commentary on it from one of the 20th century’s great minds. It’s a nice way to pass our 4,000th page of Imaginative Literature this week. Here are the readings for the … Continue reading

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Let Us Sit upon the Ground and Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Kings

After the heaviness of Ptolemy, Aristotle, and Hegel, I figured we could lighten things up by reading a socialist. That should be good entertainment! Here are the readings for the coming week: Six Characters in Search of an Author by … Continue reading

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The Owl of Minerva Spreads Its Wings Only with the Falling of the Dusk

We’re reaching another milestone in the Great Books Project this week: upon completion of the Claude Bernard reading below, we’ll have completed five of the ten volumes of the Gateway to the Great Books series. I believe that makes nine … Continue reading

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