Monthly Archives: November 2011

Moderns Hate Aristotle

Reading the Great Books won’t burn off the turkey you ate last week, but it ought to. This week we pass 1,500 pages in Imaginative Literature and 1,300 pages in Philosophy and Theology; that is some hard work, let me … Continue reading

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Call Me Ishmael

This week our Great Books reading program will pass the 5,000-page mark. That calls for a celebration! I hereby give you permission to take this Thursday off from work if you’re in the United States. Here are the readings for … Continue reading

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Shylock is a Meanie

On this Great Books Monday, gird up your loins, for we are about to embark on a quest for the Great White Whale. Here are the readings for the upcoming week: Moby Dick by Herman Melville, Ch. 1-15  (GBWW Vol. … Continue reading

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John Locke’s “Letter Concerning Toleration”: Begging the Question?

[This post should have been published Tuesday, November 8. Apologies for the delay.] I promised in yesterday’s Great Books Monday post that I would make a separate post dealing with Locke’s “Letter Concerning Toleration.” I’d like to get other people’s … Continue reading

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Stephanie Meyer Ripped Edward Cullen Off from George Eliot

[This post should have gone up Monday, November 7. Apologies for the delay.] On this Great Books Monday, I’m happy to announce that we’re about to pass another milestone: 1,000 pages of science and mathematics readings. I’m particularly excited about … Continue reading

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