Tag Archives: Thomas Hobbes

Moscow Becomes French (Briefly)

Historical causation, the freewill/determinism dilemma, and the authority of scripture are just a few of the heavy topics we covered in the last set of readings. Now it’s time to press on. Here are the readings for the coming week: … Continue reading

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Napoleon Blows Things Up

This past week’s readings included many explosions and attempts to immanentize the eschaton. I expect more of the same this week. Let’s begin. Here are the readings for the coming week: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Book XI, Chapters … Continue reading

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Scientist Works Way Back to God

Big news in the Great Books Project today: we are cracking open a new volume, something we haven’t done since beginning War and Peace. Here are the readings for the coming week: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Book X, Chapters … Continue reading

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Back to War with the Little Corporal

Last week we passed 22,500 pages of reading in the Great Books Project. We also have a new work to consider this week, something I know will be a breath of fresh air. Let’s get to it. Here are the … Continue reading

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Adam Knew Everything

There were several downers in last week’s readings for the Great Books Project–broken engagements, creation of governments, etc.–but we soldier on, undeterred. Here are the readings for the coming week: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Book IX (GBWW Vol. … Continue reading

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Nasty, Brutish, and Short?

Heavy things to discuss in the Great Books Project this week, things like life in a state of savagery. Let’s get to it. Here are the readings for the coming week: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Book VIII (GBWW … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Slut-Shames Time

I’m back again after a long hiatus with more of the Great Books Project. Let’s dig right into it. Here are the readings for the coming week: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Book VII (GBWW Vol. 51, pp. 275-302) … Continue reading

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Scientist: Science Is Anti-Rationalistic, Naive

Political absolutism, scholastic philosophy, determinism, history of science: we are all over the place in this week’s readings. Let’s get to it. Here are the readings for the coming week: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Book VI (GBWW Vol. … Continue reading

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