Tag Archives: Marcus Aurelius

“Fly envious Time, till thou run out thy race”

I forgot to mention it last week, but we’ve just passed 4,500 pages in Imaginative Literature in the Great Books Project. Not too shabby. Here are the readings for the coming week: Othello by William Shakespeare (GBWW Vol. 25, pp. … 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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Adam Smith: Opera Singers Are Prostitutes

This week in the Great Books Project we’ll pass the 15,000-page mark. If that’s not enough of an introduction to this post, I don’t know what would be. Here are the readings for the coming week: The Canterbury Tales by … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Educated Chicken

It’s a big week in the Great Books Project. Not only will we finish Newton’s Optics, but we will also nearly reach the 15,000-page mark of reading since beginning this journey in January 2011. Here are the readings for the … Continue reading

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Are There Any Innate Ideas?

This week in the Great Books Project, I finally broke down and scheduled Adam Smith. Are you ready to learn some economics? Here are the readings for the coming week: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, “Shipman’s Tale” through “The … Continue reading

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Millers and Carpenters are Naughty Men

This week in the Great Books Project we will come within a whisker of our 3,500th page in the Man and Society category. We’ve also made up two weeks of the three-week hiatus I took in June for my vacation. … Continue reading

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Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote . . .

I know that all you Great Books readers have missed William James the past several months, and that you’re wondering why there were no 19th- or 20th-century works last week, so I am killing two birds with one stone this … Continue reading

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Get Up, Lazybones

I don’t know about you, but it irks me that even after reading 3,000 pages of science and mathematics in this Great Books Project, I still have trouble reading Isaac Newton. Oh, and I completely forgot to mention that we … Continue reading

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Heartbreaker and Homewrecker

This week in the Great Books Project we launch into the work in Isaac Newton in a big way. In the process we will also pass the 3,000-page mark in the Science and Mathematics category. Buckle up! Here are the … Continue reading

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One More Volume Down

I neglected to mention it last week, but Dante’s discourse on world government was the final reading from Volume 7 of the Gateway to the Great Books series. What’s more, we are very close to completing Volume 3, with just … Continue reading

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