Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Honor of Lilliputians

Amazingly, we’re coming to the end of Month 25 of readings in this Great Books Project. Last week we read our 3,000th page of Philosophy and Theology. This week we’ll come within a whisker of passing the 3,500-page mark in … Continue reading

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Warning: Audience-Embarrassing Hypnotists May Be Shot

I took advantage of the holiday this week to catch up more ground in the Great Books Project. I’m now within one day of being back on schedule! Moreover, we’re going to start the greatest satire in the English language … Continue reading

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Only Vegetables Question the Law of Non-Contradiction

I’m happy to say that I’ve caught up two days on this week’s Great Books post. The big development this week is that we will finish the Dickens novel after ten weeks. We’ll finish Bacon next week and perhaps Tocqueville … Continue reading

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Only Liberty Can Cure Equality’s Evils

Well, here I am making a Great Books post on Saturday after expressing high hopes last week that I’d be back onto a Monday schedule. The demands of a new semester (including breaking in a new professor in my department) … Continue reading

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Reading the Great Books: Two Years Down, Five to Go

It’s that time at the beginning of the new year to take a look back and evaluate the progress on this project I keep harping on of reading the Great Books. If you’ve been following along to any extent whatsoever, … Continue reading

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Plato Disses Rhetoric

Travels and spotty internet connections have prevented me from making this week’s Great Books post until now. Here are the readings for the coming week: The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, Chapters 43-48 (GGB Vol. 2)* The Metaphysics of Aristotle, … Continue reading

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