Tag Archives: Henrik Ibsen

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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War in Heaven . . . Outcome Never in Doubt

It’s Great Books Monday (on Monday!) again, and this week we are going to pass 2,400 pages in the philosophy/religion category. Can you think of a better way to do that than by working excruciatingly difficult math problems? Of course … Continue reading

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Herodotus: Historian or Epic Poet?

I’m a day late with this week’s Great Books post, but I hope your anger will be assuaged when you learn that we are finishing a Gateway to the Great Books volume this week. Yes, really! Here are the readings … Continue reading

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Use Your Labor Day to Read the Great Books

It’s Great Books Monday again (seemingly the only day of the week I’m able to post these days), and this week we will come within a whisker of our 2,000th page of science and mathematics reading since beginning this project … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell Is a Snob

I have no witty intro for this week’s Great Books Monday post, so let’s just jump right in, shall we?  Here are the readings for the coming week: Paradise Lost by John Milton, Book IV (GBWW Vol. 29, pp. 152-174) … Continue reading

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William James: We Can’t Walk in Each Other’s Shoes (?)

In this week’s Great Books post, I’d like to note that last week we passed the 2,200-page mark in the Man and Society category and the 2,300-page mark in Religion/Philosophy. Big numbers, to be sure, but there’s much more to … Continue reading

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