Tag Archives: Hippocrates

Socialism is the Atheistic Question

This week we will pass the 19,000-page mark in the Great Books Project. We are a mere one month shy of our halfway point since our beginning in January 2011. Here are the readings for the coming week: The Brothers … Continue reading

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Tom Jones Gets a Happy Ending

It has been months since we’ve had a weekly reading list with so many new works on it in the Great Books Project. This week is a great opportunity to jump into the program if you’re new to the blog … Continue reading

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Trepanning in Ancient Greece

This week in the Great Books Project we will wrap both Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations. With patience and perseverance, these books continue to move over to the “have read” column. Here are the readings for the coming … Continue reading

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The Devil Made Them Do It

Welcome to Great Books Monday! We need some fanfare to commemorate the fact that this week we hit the 10,000-page mark in our reading program, as well as the 3,000-page mark in Imaginative Literature and the 2,500-page mark in Philosophy/Religion. … 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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Funeral Games and Giant Aliens

Another Monday means another report on the Great Books. We’re still plugging along and on pace to finish in 2017. This week we will cross the 6,500-page mark in the program. Here are the readings for the upcoming week: The … Continue reading

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Dostoevsky is a Downer

It’s another Great Books Monday, and we’re on pace to break the 4,500-page mark this week. Just today I was speaking to a colleague about this project and noted how it has helped me to have meaningful conversations and a … Continue reading

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Sing Psalms When You’re Shipwrecked

We’re back to normal with a real Great Books Monday post. Those of you in education are probably entering or nearing the beginning of your summer break. If you are foolish like me, you’ve loaded yourself up with numerous projects … Continue reading

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