Great Books of the Western World

Reading the Great Books can help you understand the ideas that have shaped humanity. This directory contains the Great Books lessons posted each week.

Introduction to the Great Books of the Western World
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Homer
Aeschylus
Sophocles
Euripides
Aristophanes
Herodotus
Thucydides
Plato
Aristotle
Hippocrates
Galen
Euclid
Archimedes
Nicomachus of Gerasa
Lucretius
Epictutus
Marcus Aurelius
Plotinus
Virgil
Plutarch
P. Cornelius Tacitus
Ptolemy
Nicolaus Copernicus
Johannes Kepler
Saint Augustine
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Dante Alighieri
Geoffrey Chaucer
John Calvin
Nicolo Machiavelli
Thomas Hobbes
Francois Rabelais
Desiderius Erasmus
Michael Eyquem de Montaigne
William Shakespeare
William Gilbert
Galileo Galilei
William Harvey
Miguel de Cervantes
Sir Francis Bacon
Rene Descartes
Benedict de Spinoza
John Milton
Blaise Pascal
Moliere
Jean Racine
Sir Isaac Newton
Christiaan Huygens
John Locke
George Berkeley
David Hume
Jonathan Swift
Voltaire Denis Diderot
Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu
Jean Jacques Rosseau
Adam Smith
Edward Gibbon
Immanuel Kant
American State Papers
Alexander Hamilton
James Madison
John Jay
James Boswell
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
Michael Faraday
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Soren Kierkegaard
Friedrich Nietzsche
Alexis de Tocqueville
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Honore de Balzac
Jane Austen
George Eliot
Charles Dickens
Herman Melville
Mark Twain
Charles Darwin
Karl Marx
Friedrich Engels
Leo Tolstoy
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
Henrik Ibsen
William James
Sigmund Freud

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