Great Books of the Western World
First Edition, 1952
Ten Year Reading Plan
Following is a ten year reading plan provided in the
Great Books of the Western World first edition library of 1952.
The works are organized by the year that they appear in the reading plan.
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- Thucydides -
The History of the Peloponnesian War
- Plato -
- Aristotle -
- Apollonius of Perga - On Conic Sections
- Saint Augustine - The City of God
- William Gilbert - On the Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies
- Rene Descartes - Rules for the Direction of the Mind
- Rene Descartes - The Geometry
- Blaise Pascal - Account of the Great Experiment Concerning
the Equilibrium of Fluids
- Blaise Pascal - On Geometrical Demonstration
- Henry Fielding -
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
- Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu - The Spirit of Laws
- Michael Faraday - Experimental Researches in Electricity
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - The Philosophy of Right
- Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier - Analytical Theory of Heat
- Karl Marx - Capital
- Sigmund Freud - Civilization and Its Discontents