Great Books reading group that meets at Eastern Monroe Public Library is one
of more than 800 reading groups in the Great Books tradition. To find out more about Great Books reading and teaching
programs, please click on this link.
Meetings are scheduled at the library on the first and/or third Friday of each
month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm., October through May based on availability of
space at the library. New members are always welcome. For more information or
to confirm a date, contact Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This group will be reading from The Great Books Reading and Discussion FIRST SERIES (ADU-1) ISBN 978-0-045159-75-9, a two-volume set with Reader's Aid. Cost: $28.95, with additional for shipping: 15 classic readings plus a reader's aid. The set can be ordered by calling 1-800-222-5870 or www.greatbooks.org/gbseries.
Each selection will be discussed in order, as below, beginning
Rothschild's Fiddle, Anton Chekhov The Social Contract, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
On Happiness, Aristotle The Moral Sense
of Man and the Lower Animals,
The Apology, Plato Othello, William Shakespeare
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad Of Justice and Injustice, David Hume
Conscience, Immanuel Kant The Power of the Majority, Alexis de Tocqueville
Alienated Labour, Karl Marx Individual Freedom, Georg Simmel
Genesis, Bible Antigone, Sophocles
Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud