Great Conversation Reading Group

Tenth year’s readings.

1. SOPHOCLES: Ajax, Electra

2. PLATO: Timaeus

3. ARISTOTLE: On the Parts of Animals [Book I, Ch. 1—Book II, Ch. 1], On the
Generation of Animals [Book I, Ch. 1, 17-18, 20-23]

4. LUCRETIUS: On the Nature of Things [Book V-VI]

5. VIRGIL: The Eclogues, The Georgics

6. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: Summa Theologica [Part I, QQ 65-74]

7. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: Summa Theologica [Part I, QQ 90-102]

8. CHAUCER: Canterbury Tales [Prologue, Knight’s Tale, Miller’s Prologue and
Tale, Reeve’s Prologue and Tale, Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale, Friar’s
Prologue and Tale, Summoner’s Prologue and Tale, Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale]

9. SHAKESPEARE: The Tragedy of King Richard II, The First Part of King Henry
IV, The Second Part of King Henry IV, The Life of King Henry V

10. HARVEY: On the Generation of Animals [Introduction—Exercise 62]

11. CERVANTES: Don Quixote [Part II]

12. KANT: Critique of Judgement [Critique of Teleological Judgement]

13. GOETHE: Faust [Part II]

14. DARWIN: The Descent of Man [Part I; Part III, Ch. 21]

15. MARX: Capital [Part VII-VIII]

16. JAMES: Principles of Psychology [Ch. I, V-VII]

17. FREUD: A General Introduction to Psycho-analysis

18 * BOSWELL: The Life of Samuel Johnson

19** ERASMUS – In Praise of Folly

20** HUIZINGA – The Waning of the Middle Ages [XI – XXIII]

21** EDDINGTON – The Expanding Universe

22** T.S. ELIOT – The Waste Land

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