Monthly Archives: March 2013

Let Us Sit upon the Ground and Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Kings

After the heaviness of Ptolemy, Aristotle, and Hegel, I figured we could lighten things up by reading a socialist. That should be good entertainment! Here are the readings for the coming week: Six Characters in Search of an Author by … Continue reading

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The Owl of Minerva Spreads Its Wings Only with the Falling of the Dusk

We’re reaching another milestone in the Great Books Project this week: upon completion of the Claude Bernard reading below, we’ll have completed five of the ten volumes of the Gateway to the Great Books series. I believe that makes nine … Continue reading

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He Who Destroys a Good Book, Kills Reason Itself

It feels like we’re starting a new chapter in the Great Books Project. After all, I’ve had to set three new hyperlinks for this week’s reading list! What’s more, this is the last week of Ptolemy. Here are the readings … Continue reading

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Bohemians Who Want to Be Philistines

Ever since beginning this Great Books Project, I’ve known that some of you out there have been itching to read about crazy Roman emperors. We’re going to start reading Tacitus this week, so your wait is over. Here are the … Continue reading

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