About this Item: EncyclopÃ¦dia Britannica. These represent, for the contributors, the finest works of fiction that have been written. If only they spent adequate resources on the books they sell supposedly formatted for the kindle or set some standards for those do. The total collection comprises the 443 works of 73 authors. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The foundational library for a liberal arts education, the Great Books include works of literature, classics, mathematics and natural sciences, history and social sciences, philosophy and religion. The spine may show signs of wear.
A dozen or so years ago, someone recommended to me a book list in How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler. This is what led me to the Great Books of the Western World. About this Item: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Take your education to the next level by letting some of the best thinkers of today walk you through the most influential books in history. We take abuse seriously in our book lists. Even Kant, though a bit more polite, was rather grandiose and overly confident in his claims.
I have lost much of the patriotism I might have possessed. Compiled from the responses of over 150 Koen Book Distributors customers, the following titles represent the very best in modern literature. This is its meaning for mankind. Collier's was a major publisher of sets in the early 1900s and throughout the century issued many multi-volume sets of authors as diverse as , , John Steinbeck, and. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges.
Plus, if you collect more than one, they look seriously awesome next to each other on your shelf. All these different books and places have freed me from the mental prison of parochialism, experiencing a breadth and depth, a colorfulness that the gray walls of provincial narrowness can never provide. Or since no table of contents shows on a Go To going to the Cover of a book rather than the Beginning to find a rudimentary table of pointers to the books in a collection. But still, whether I personally agree or disagree is not the main issue for me. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.
A guide to the 102 major ideas that define the Western tradition, the Syntopicon is the product of 10 years of research and unites the 517 works in this library. The aim of liberal education is human excellence and these books are indispensable toward attaining it p. In a series of engaging and lively essays, Andrew Taylor sets each work and its author firmly in historical context, summarizes the content of the work in question, and explores its wider influence and legacy. The series is now in its second edition and contains 60 volumes. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. I would rather purchase the books I want to read individually. The aim of education is wisdom and all should have the opportunity to acquire that wisdom p.
Hutchins was wary, fearing that the works would be sold and treated as encyclopedias, thereby cheapening them. While at Columbia University, Adler wrote his first book: Dialectic, published in 1927. About this Item: Encyclopaedia Britannica. A fascinating and richly informative read. About this Item: Encylopaedia Britannica. The goods of the mind are information, knowledge, understanding and wisdom. Of the Great Books, I have chosen to read and then list them as their separate publications.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. When I was younger and I watched Beauty and the Beast, I fell in love. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. They gained a certain status through a variety of historical reasons—by chance, if you will. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. About this Item: EncyclopÃ¦dia Britannica. Having said this, I do think that there is a lot of value to reading the Great Books. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Benardete, Witter Bynner, Robert Fitzgerald, Ralph Gladstone, David Grene, Michael Jameson, Frank William Jones, Richmond Lattimore, John Moore, John Frederick Nims, Alan H.