Monthly Archives: September 2012

Thomas Malthus Isn’t All Bad

It looks like I’m squeaking in under the wire for another Great Books Monday post, thanks to Galen and Descartes (mostly Descartes). We are closing in on the 10,000-page and will be there in a couple of weeks. Here are … Continue reading

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War in Heaven . . . Outcome Never in Doubt

It’s Great Books Monday (on Monday!) again, and this week we are going to pass 2,400 pages in the philosophy/religion category. Can you think of a better way to do that than by working excruciatingly difficult math problems? Of course … Continue reading

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Herodotus: Historian or Epic Poet?

I’m a day late with this week’s Great Books post, but I hope your anger will be assuaged when you learn that we are finishing a Gateway to the Great Books volume this week. Yes, really! Here are the readings … Continue reading

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Use Your Labor Day to Read the Great Books

It’s Great Books Monday again (seemingly the only day of the week I’m able to post these days), and this week we will come within a whisker of our 2,000th page of science and mathematics reading since beginning this project … Continue reading

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