Tag Archives: Plutarch

Archimedes Breaks Things

I failed to mention last week that we have passed the 17,000-page mark in our Great Books Project. With all the works we’ve completed or are about to complete this month, it got lost in the shuffle. Let’s celebrate with … Continue reading

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Darwin Is Done

This past week we wrapped up the last of our readings from Charles Darwin in the Great Books Project, completing Volume 49 of the Great Books of the Western World. This week we’ll see the last of Descartes. Here are … Continue reading

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Sheep Are No Match for Don Quixote

The Great Books Project marches on in 2014! Expect a summary of our 2013 and overall progress later in the week. Here are the readings for the coming week: Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, Book XV (GBWW Vol. 37, pp. … Continue reading

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“That he our deadly forfeit should release . . .”

This week in the Great Books Project we come within a whisker of our 5,000th page of Imaginative Literature and 3,500th page of Science and Mathematics. That seems like a pretty good way to ring in the new year! Here … Continue reading

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A Muggle in the Thirty Years War

I can’t put it off any longer. Dust off that suit of armor in your closet, because it’s time to open Cervantes. Here are the readings for the coming week: Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, Book XII (GBWW Vol. 37, … Continue reading

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Oedipus Goes to Die

When was the last time I went exactly seven days between Great Books posts? I have no idea, to be honest. Nevertheless, we completed 16,500 pages last week and continue our journey through the Great Conversation. Here are the readings … Continue reading

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“A House Where Old Friends Were Betrayed”

Welcome to December! It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of our third full year of readings in the Great Books Project. As usual, I’ll do a summary of the year’s accomplishments in early January, but I think … 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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Get Up, Lazybones

I don’t know about you, but it irks me that even after reading 3,000 pages of science and mathematics in this Great Books Project, I still have trouble reading Isaac Newton. Oh, and I completely forgot to mention that we … Continue reading

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