Tag Archives: G.W.F. Hegel

If the World Stinks, It’s Not God’s Fault

This week we pass 13,000 pages in the Great Books Project. And I don’t care who you are; you have to admit that a program where you read Dante, Freud, and Plato all in the same week is at least … Continue reading

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It Only Counts If Others Are Watching

This week we are closing in on 13,000 pages of total reading in the Great Books Project. Simply typing that makes me tired. Here are the readings for the coming week: The Divine Comedy: Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri, Cantos I-XVI … Continue reading

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Midway in the Journey of Our Life I Found Myself in a Dark Wood

Have you noticed that reading the Great Books inevitably affects other areas of your life?For example, the most pressing question I’m dealing with after beginning Dante last week is whether this thing deserves my attention. (OK, actually that’s not the … Continue reading

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Being an Emperor’s Heir is a Dangerous Job

While I wasn’t paying attention last week, we passed the 3,000-page mark in the Man and Society category of the Great Books Project. We should hit 13,000 pages overall in the next few weeks. 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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