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Great books of the Western world / 025 Mortimer J. Adler, editor in chief ; Clifton Fadiman, Philip W. Goetz, associate editors.

By: Adler ,Mortimer J
Contributor(s): Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001 | Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999 | Goetz, Philip W | Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc
Material type: TextTextCopyright date: 1990Edition: [2nd ed.]Description: 61 v. : ill., maps ; 24-24 x 31 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780852295311; 0852295316 (set)Subject(s): AnthologiesDDC classification: 025
Partial contents:
v. 1-2. The syntopicon : an index to the great ideas -- 4. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes -- 5. The history of Herodotus. The history of the Peloponnesian War / Thucydides -- 9. Hippocratic writings. On the natural faculties / Galen -- 10. The thirteen books of Euclid's elements. The works of Archimedes including the method. Introduction to arithmetic / by Nicomachus -- 11. The way things are / Lucretius. The discourses of Epictetus. The meditations of Marcus Aurelius. The six Enneads / Plotinus -- 15. The almagest / Ptolemy. On the revolutions of the heavenly spheres / Nicolaus Copernicus. Epitome of Copernican astronomy, IV-V ; The harmonies of the world, V / Johannes Kepler -- 19. The divine comedy / Dante Alighieri. Troilus and Criseyde ; The Canterbury tales / Geoffrey Chaucer -- 21. The prince / Nicolò Machiavelli. Leviathan, or, Matter, form, and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiastical and civil / Thomas Hobbes -- 23. Praise of folly / Desiderius Erasmus. The essays / Michel Eyquem de Montaigne --26. On the loadstone and magnetic bodies / William Gilbert. Concerning the two new sciences / Galileo Galilei. On the motion of the heart and blood in animals ; On the circulation of the blood ; On the generation of animals / William Harvey -- 28. Advancement of learning ; Novum organum ; New Atlantis / Sir Francis Bacon. Rules for the direction of the mind ; Discourse on the method ; Meditations on first philosophy ; Objections against the meditations and replies ; The geometry / René Descartes. Ethics / Benedict de Spinoza -- 31. The school for wives ; The critique of the School for wives ; Tartuffe ; Don Juan ; The miser ; The world-be gentleman ; The would-be invalid / Molière. Berenice ; Phaedra / Jean Racine -- 32. Mathematical principles of natural philosophy ; Optics / Sir Isaac Newton. Treatise on light / Christiaan Huygens -- 33. A letter
concerning toleration ; Concerning civil government, second essay ; An essay concerning human understanding / John Locke. The principles of human knowledge / George Berkeley. An enquiry concerning human understanding / David Hume -- 34. Gulliver's travels / Jonathan Swift. Candide / Voltaire. Rameau's nephew / Denis Diderot -- 35. The spirit of laws / Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu. On the origin of inequality ; On political economy ; The social contract / Jean Jacques Rousseau -- 40. American state papers. The federalist / by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. On liberty ; Representative government ; Utilitarianism / John Stuart Mill -- 42. Elements of chemistry / Antoine Laurent Lavoisier. Experimental researches in electricity / Michael Faraday -- 43. The philosophy of right ; The philosophy of history / Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Fear and trembling / Søren Kierkegaard. Beyond good and evil / Friedrich Nietzsche -- 45. Faust. Parts one and two / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Cousin Bette / Honoré de Balzac -- 46. Emma / Jane Austen. Middlemarch / George Eliot -- 48. Moby Dick, or, The whale / Herman Melville. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain -- 52. The brothers Karamazov / Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky. A doll's house ; The wild duck ; Hedda Gabler ; The master builder / Henrik Ibsen -- 55. William James, Henri Bergson, John Dewey, Alfred North Whitehead, Bertrand Russell, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Karl Barth -- 56. Henri Poincaré, Max Planck, Alfred North Whitehead, Albert Einstein, Sir Arthur Eddington, Niels Bohr, G.H. Hardy, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, Theodosius Dobzhansky, C.H. Waddington -- 57. Thorstein Veblen, R.H. Tawney, John Maynard Keynes -- 58. Sir James George Frazer, Max Weber, Johan Huizinga, Claude Lévi-Strauss -- 59. Henry James, Bernard Shaw, Joseph Conrad, Anton Chekhov, Luigi
Pirandello, Marcel Proust, Willa Cather, Thomas Mann, James Joyce -- 60. Virginia Woolf, Franz Kakfa, D.H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, Eugene O'Neill, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Bertolt Brecht, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Samuel Beckett -- 61 The great conversation : a reader's guide to Great books of the Western world.
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v. 1-2. The syntopicon : an index to the great ideas -- 4. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes -- 5. The history of Herodotus. The history of the Peloponnesian War / Thucydides -- 9. Hippocratic writings. On the natural faculties / Galen -- 10. The thirteen books of Euclid's elements. The works of Archimedes including the method. Introduction to arithmetic / by Nicomachus -- 11. The way things are / Lucretius. The discourses of Epictetus. The meditations of Marcus Aurelius. The six Enneads / Plotinus -- 15. The almagest / Ptolemy. On the revolutions of the heavenly spheres / Nicolaus Copernicus. Epitome of Copernican astronomy, IV-V ; The harmonies of the world, V / Johannes Kepler -- 19. The divine comedy / Dante Alighieri. Troilus and Criseyde ; The Canterbury tales / Geoffrey Chaucer -- 21. The prince / Nicolò Machiavelli. Leviathan, or, Matter, form, and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiastical and civil / Thomas Hobbes -- 23. Praise of folly / Desiderius Erasmus. The essays / Michel Eyquem de Montaigne --26. On the loadstone and magnetic bodies / William Gilbert. Concerning the two new sciences / Galileo Galilei. On the motion of the heart and blood in animals ; On the circulation of the blood ; On the generation of animals / William Harvey -- 28. Advancement of learning ; Novum organum ; New Atlantis / Sir Francis Bacon. Rules for the direction of the mind ; Discourse on the method ; Meditations on first philosophy ; Objections against the meditations and replies ; The geometry / René Descartes. Ethics / Benedict de Spinoza -- 31. The school for wives ; The critique of the School for wives ; Tartuffe ; Don Juan ; The miser ; The world-be gentleman ; The would-be invalid / Molière. Berenice ; Phaedra / Jean Racine -- 32. Mathematical principles of natural philosophy ; Optics / Sir Isaac Newton. Treatise on light / Christiaan Huygens -- 33. A letter

concerning toleration ; Concerning civil government, second essay ; An essay concerning human understanding / John Locke. The principles of human knowledge / George Berkeley. An enquiry concerning human understanding / David Hume -- 34. Gulliver's travels / Jonathan Swift. Candide / Voltaire. Rameau's nephew / Denis Diderot -- 35. The spirit of laws / Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu. On the origin of inequality ; On political economy ; The social contract / Jean Jacques Rousseau -- 40. American state papers. The federalist / by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. On liberty ; Representative government ; Utilitarianism / John Stuart Mill -- 42. Elements of chemistry / Antoine Laurent Lavoisier. Experimental researches in electricity / Michael Faraday -- 43. The philosophy of right ; The philosophy of history / Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Fear and trembling / Søren Kierkegaard. Beyond good and evil / Friedrich Nietzsche -- 45. Faust. Parts one and two / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Cousin Bette / Honoré de Balzac -- 46. Emma / Jane Austen. Middlemarch / George Eliot -- 48. Moby Dick, or, The whale / Herman Melville. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain -- 52. The brothers Karamazov / Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky. A doll's house ; The wild duck ; Hedda Gabler ; The master builder / Henrik Ibsen -- 55. William James, Henri Bergson, John Dewey, Alfred North Whitehead, Bertrand Russell, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Karl Barth -- 56. Henri Poincaré, Max Planck, Alfred North Whitehead, Albert Einstein, Sir Arthur Eddington, Niels Bohr, G.H. Hardy, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, Theodosius Dobzhansky, C.H. Waddington -- 57. Thorstein Veblen, R.H. Tawney, John Maynard Keynes -- 58. Sir James George Frazer, Max Weber, Johan Huizinga, Claude Lévi-Strauss -- 59. Henry James, Bernard Shaw, Joseph Conrad, Anton Chekhov, Luigi

Pirandello, Marcel Proust, Willa Cather, Thomas Mann, James Joyce -- 60. Virginia Woolf, Franz Kakfa, D.H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, Eugene O'Neill, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Bertolt Brecht, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Samuel Beckett -- 61 The great conversation : a reader's guide to Great books of the Western world.

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