Tag Archives: Michael Faraday

A Farewell to Homer (Sort Of)

Whew! Many apologies for the delay in posting this week’s readings. I lost three days over the weekend by traveling to Arkansas for my 20-year high school reunion (which, by the way, was fantastic). I didn’t finish the Iliad until … Continue reading

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Matter in Motion

Can it be? After a mere 40 weeks, we’re about to complete the first of our sixty-seven volumes of the Great Books (I’m omitting the three volumes from the two series that are largely indices). It’s fitting that we finish … Continue reading

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What Is Property?

It’s Great Books Monday once again, and I barely managed to finish last week’s reading in time to make this post. It seems like the ideas in the last batch of selections were headier than usual and required more reflection. … Continue reading

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On Stupid Companions and Murdering Governments

I’m a bit tardy getting the post up today since I was fighting off a fever last night, so apologies to any of you who have been champing at the bit. Here are the selections for the upcoming week: The … Continue reading

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Mobsters, Melting Pots, and Lab Explosions

If you’re reading the Great Books along with me, are you starting to look at the world in a slightly different way? I think I am, even though I already work with some of these texts as part of my … Continue reading

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