Great Conversation Reading Group

Ninth year’s readings.

1. PLATO: The Sophist

2. THUCYDIDES: The History of the Peloponnesian War [Book VII-VIII]

3. ARISTOTLE: Politics [Book VII-VIII]

4. 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]

5. ST. AUGUSTINE: The City of God [Book V, XIX]

6. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: Summa Theologica [Part II-II, QQ 1-7]

7. GILBERT: On the Loadstone

8. DESCARTES: Rules for the Direction of the Mind

9. DESCARTES: Geometry

10. PASCAL: The Great Experiment Concerning the Equilibrium of Fluids, On
Geometrical Demonstration

11. MONTESQUIEU: The Spirit of Laws [Book I-V, VIII, XI-XII]

12. FARADAY: Experimental Researches in Electricity [Series I-II], A Speculation
Touching Electric Conduction and the Nature of Matter

13. HEGEL: Philosophy of Right [Part III

14. MARX: Capital [Part III-IV]

15. FREUD: Civilization and Its Discontents

16 * APOLLONIUS: On Conic Sections [Book I, Prop. 1-15; Book III, Prop. 42-55]

17 * FIELDING: Tom Jones

18 * FOURIER: Analytical Theory of Heat [Preliminary Discourse, Ch. 1-2]

19** MOLIÈRE – Tartuffe

20** AUSTEN – Emma

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

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