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Gutenberg's Great Book List

I hope to read all books from this list: http://gutenberg.edu/resources/gutenberg%E2%80%99s-great-books-list/

  • The Epic of Gilgamesh (December 2019)
  • Enuma Elish
  • Genesis
  • Exodus
  • Deuteronomy
  • Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey
  • Hesiod’s Works and Days (February 2020)
  • Herodotus’s Histories (January 2020)
  • Aristophanes’s The Clouds (February 2020, also read Archanians and Frogs)
  • Aeschylus’s Agamemnon (read all 7 plays in January 2020 -- I, II)
  • Sophocles’s Oedipus the King (January 2020), read the full Oedipus cycle
  • Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War
  • Plato, Collected Works (in progress. The Republic, February 2020)
  • Aristotle, Collected Works
  • Archimedes
  • Virgil, Aeneid
  • Cicero
  • Tacitus, Annals
  • Lucretius, On the Nature of Things
  • Gospel of Matthew
  • I Corinthians
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • Galatians
  • Plutarch, Lives
  • Augustine, Confessions, City of God
  • Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy
  • Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica
  • Dante, Divine Comedy
  • Machiavelli, The Prince
  • Erasmus, In Praise of Folly, Freedom of the Will
  • Copernicus, On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres
  • Luther, Freedom of the Will
  • Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion
  • Shakespeare, Hamlet, King Lear, Measure for Measure, Coriolanus, Macbeth
  • Galileo, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
  • Kepler
  • Hobbes, Leviathan
  • Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  • Newton, Principia Mathematica
  • Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
  • Swift, Gulliver’s Travels
  • Voltaire, Candide
  • Thomas Reid, An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense
  • Hume, Treatise on Human Nature
  • Rousseau, The Social Contract
  • Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
  • Kant, Critique of Judgment
  • Goethe, Faust (2020)
  • Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit
  • Austen, Mansfield Park
  • Federalist Papers
  • U.S. Constitution
  • Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Representation
  • Hawthorne
  • de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
  • Feuerbach, The Essence of Christianity
  • John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism
  • Darwin, On the Origin of the Species
  • Kierkegaard, Works of Love, Concluding Unscientific Postscript
  • Thoreau, Walden (September 2011)
  • Marx, Das Kapital
  • George Eliot, Silas Marner
  • Dostoevsky, Brothers Karamazov (2009)
  • Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
  • Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • James, Pragmatism
  • Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Genealogy of Morals
  • Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents
  • Einstein, various papers
  • Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (2010)
  • Joyce, Dubliners (selection)
  • Aldo Leopold, Sand County Almanac
  • T. S. Eliot, poems
  • Keynes, The General Theory
  • MacIntyre, After Virtue
  • Galbraith, The New Industrial State (selection)
  • Hayek, The Road to Serfdom
  • Ellul, The Technological Society, Propoganda
  • C. S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces, The Discarded Image
  • Solzhenitsyn, A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, “Harvard Address”
  • Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
  • Francis Schaeffer, Escape from Reason
  • Flannery O’Connor, stories
  • Kafka, Metamorphosis (2008)
  • Foucault, Discipline and Punish
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