Monthly Archives: December 2012

Back to Great Books Monday

It’s Great Books Monday once again! I can say that with this post, the first Great Books post I’ve made on a Monday in months, it seems. Let’s celebrate by reading both Plato and Aristotle this week. Here are the … Continue reading

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The Christmas Carol Before “A Christmas Carol”

I’m clawing my way back towards a Great Books Monday post. Making up two days this week is a good start. The prospect of finishing The Critique of Pure Reason is a powerful motivator to get started on this week’s … Continue reading

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Stoics are so Christian-Sounding

Season’s greetings. I trust that most of you, unlike me, have completed your Christmas shopping and thus have sufficient leisure time to devote to reading the Great Books this week. This time out we are completing Volume I of Tocqueville … Continue reading

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Killing Your Children to Get Revenge on Your Husband Is a Bad Idea

Some weeks I find my slate of scheduled Great Books readings moderately interesting. Other weeks I’m blown away by the profound ideas I encounter in multiple authors. I’m happy to say that this past week fell into the second category. … Continue reading

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