Tag Archives: Sigmund Freud

Dmitri Karamazov Is an Idiot

We have lots of moderns on this week’s reading list in the Great Books Project, but don’t let that discourage you. Thomas Aquinas makes up for a lot. Here are the readings for the coming week: The Brothers Karamazov by … Continue reading

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“I Do Bite My Thumb, Sir”

We continue to plug along in the Great Books Project, and I believe we will have caught up with our original schedule within a couple of weeks. (Recall that I lost a week due to travels and workload some time … 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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Dante Alighieri, Aspiring Bilderberger

I don’t know about you, but I am ready to say farewell to Sigmund Freud for a while, so it’s a good thing this week’s Great Books readings include the conclusion of The Interpretation of Dreams. Here are the readings … Continue reading

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Sigmund Freud Has a Potty-Brain (Really!)

Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Americans, and a pleasant early July day to the rest of you. I neglected to schedule any selections from American authors in this week’s Great Books Project to celebrate. Nevertheless, we press forward … Continue reading

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Kant Writes Something Readable

At long last, we are back with the Great Books Project. I was without web access (access costing less than $0.75/minute, anyway) for two weeks, and upon my return I had to devote most of my “brain” time to a … Continue reading

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Shakespeare: Exposing an Infant Leads to Death by Bear

As we forge ahead with the Great Books Project, this week we get an encore reading from T.S. Eliot. We also, at long last, wrap up Book I of Epictetus’s Discourses and get what I hope will be something lucid … Continue reading

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The Wrath of Heaven against the Roman State

We’ve now completed the Annals of Tacitus and are poised to finish Veblen’s Theory of the Leisure Class this week. I’m going to celebrate by reading another Shakespeare play, something particularly appropriate in light of Shakespeare’s role in the T.S. … Continue reading

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Fiddling While Rome Burned?

Now that we’ve finished Dante’s epic, we can read commentary on it from one of the 20th century’s great minds. It’s a nice way to pass our 4,000th page of Imaginative Literature this week. Here are the readings for the … Continue reading

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“I Smile at Your Childish Thought”

Welcome to a very tardy Great Books post. This week we take a break from Epictetus in order to read a short treatise by Aristotle (yes, such a thing does exist). Here are the readings for the coming week: The … Continue reading

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