Great Books Club READING PLAN:

Ninth Year Reading Selections

Sunday Nov. 15, 5:00 - 7:00 PM - Panera, Altamonte Springs

SAINT AUGUSTINE:
  • The City of God - Books 5 and 19
  • Great Books Set - Volume 18, pages 207 to 230, and pages 507 to 530

Ninth Year

  1. PLATO: The Sophist Vol. 7, pp. 551-579

  2. THUCYDIDES: The History of the Peloponnesian War [Book VII-VIII] Vol. 6, pp. 538-593

  3. ARISTOTLE: Politics [Book VII-VIII] Vol. 9, pp. 527-548

  4. APOLLONIUS: On Conic Sections [Book I, Prop. 1-15; Book III, Prop. 42-55] Vol. 11, pp. 603-624, 780-797

  5. NEW TESTAMENT [The Gospel According to St. John, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans, The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians]

  6. ST. AUGUSTINE: The City of God [Book V, XIX] Vol. 18, pp. 207-230, 507-530

  7. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: Summa Theologica [Part II-II, QQ 1-7] Vol. 20, pp. 380-416

  8. GILBERT: On the Loadstone Vol. 28, pp. 1-121

  9. DESCARTES: Rules for the Direction of the Mind Vol. 31, pp. 1-40

  10. DESCARTES: Geometry Vol. 31, pp. 295-353

  11. PASCAL: The Great Experiment Concerning the Equilibrium of Fluids, On Geometrical Demonstration Vol. 33, pp. 382-389, 430-446

  12. FIELDING: Tom Jones Vol. 37

  13. MOLIERE: Tartuffe

  14. MONTESQUIEU: The Spirit of Laws [Book I-V, VIII, XI-XII] Vol. 38, pp. 1-33, 51-58, 68-96

  15. FOURIER: Analytical Theory of Heat [Preliminary Discourse, Ch. 1-2] Vol. 45, pp. 169-251

  16. FARADAY: Experimental Researches in Electricity [Series I-II], A Speculation Touching Electric Conduction and the Nature of Matter Vol. 45, pp. 265-302, 850-855

  17. HEGEL: Philosophy of Right [Part III] Vol. 46, pp. 55-114

  18. AUSTEN: Emma

  19. MARX: Capital [Part III-IV] Vol. 50, pp. 85-250

  20. FREUD: Civilization and Its Discontents Vol. 54, pp. 767-802

  21. PLANCK: Scientific Autobiography

  22. VEBLEN: The Theory of the Leisure Class

  23. JOYCE: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  24. HEMINGWAY: The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber


* Items underlined were not included in the 1992 reading list.

Great Books Reading Group

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