Monthly Archives: August 2013

The World’s Most Educated Chicken

It’s a big week in the Great Books Project. Not only will we finish Newton’s Optics, but we will also nearly reach the 15,000-page mark of reading since beginning this journey in January 2011. Here are the readings for the … Continue reading

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Are There Any Innate Ideas?

This week in the Great Books Project, I finally broke down and scheduled Adam Smith. Are you ready to learn some economics? Here are the readings for the coming week: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, “Shipman’s Tale” through “The … Continue reading

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Millers and Carpenters are Naughty Men

This week in the Great Books Project we will come within a whisker of our 3,500th page in the Man and Society category. We’ve also made up two weeks of the three-week hiatus I took in June for my vacation. … Continue reading

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Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote . . .

I know that all you Great Books readers have missed William James the past several months, and that you’re wondering why there were no 19th- or 20th-century works last week, so I am killing two birds with one stone this … Continue reading

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