Monthly Archives: September 2011

“Honey, You’re Prettier Than All Those Other Women Who’ve Had My Children”

With more than 4,000 pages of the Great Books completed as of this morning, I suppose we have some justification for preening. No doubt all your friends and relations are showering you with praise if you’ve read everything posted here … Continue reading

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Is Rationality a Feeling?

It’s Great Books Monday once again, and we are on pace to pass the 4,000-page mark this week. We’re also about to make John Locke’s acquaintance, as well as Voltaire’s. Here are the readings for the upcoming week: The Iliad … Continue reading

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Achilles, the Three-Fifths Clause, and a Piece of Chalk

It’s another Great Books Monday, and if you’re like me, you’re feeling a sense of accomplishment for finishing Plato’s Republic this past week. Hopefully you’ll get that feeling many more times as we make further progress in this project. Here … Continue reading

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Diomedes Against the Immortals

It’s Great Books Monday once again, and I hope you’re ready to wrap up two major works. We’ll have read one of them in its entirety and lengthy excerpts of the other. Here are the readings for the upcoming week: … Continue reading

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