Britannica Great Books Series: Great Books Of The Western World. Including: 1.The Great Conversation
2.The Great Ideas: I
3.The Great Ideas: II
4.The Iliad of Homer and the Odyssey
5.Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes
6.Herodotus, Thucydides
8. (Aristotle): The Works Of Aristotle (Vol. I)
9. (Aristotle): The Works Of Aristotle (Vol. II)
10.Hippocrates, Galen
11. (Euclid): The Thirteen Books Of Euclid’s Elements; [with] (Archimedes): The Works Of Archimedes Including The Method; [with] (Apollonius Of Perga): On Conic Sections; [with] (Nichomachus Of Gerasa): Introduction To Arithmetic
12.Lucreatius, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius
16.Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler
19.Thomas Aquinas: I
20.Thomas Aquinas: II
23.Machiavelli Hobbs
26. (William Shakespeare): The Plays And Sonnets Of William Shakespeare (Vol. I)
27. (William Shakespeare): The Plays And Sonnets Of William Shakespeare (Vol. II)
28. (William Gilbert) On The Loadstone And Magnetic Bodies; [with] (Galileo Galilei): Concerning The Two New Sciences; [with] (William Harvey): On The Motion Of The Heart And Blood In Animals. On The Circulation Of The Blood. On the Generation Of Animals.
29. (Miguel de Cervantes): The History Of Don Quixote De La Mancha
30. (Francis Bacon): Advancement Of Learning; Novum Organum; New Atlantis
31. (René Descartes): Rules For The Direction of The Mind; Discourse On The Method; Meditations On First Philosophy; Objections Against The Meditations And Replies; The Geometry; [with] (Benedict De Spinoza): Ethics
32. (John Milton): English Minor Poems; Paradise Lost; Samson Agonistes; Areopagitica
33. (Blaise Pascal): The Provincial Letters; Pensées; Scientific Treatises
34. (Isaac Newton): Mathematical Principles Of Natural Philosophy; Optics; [with] (Christiaan Huygens): Treatise On Light
35. (John Locke): A Letter Concerning Toleration; Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay; An Essay Concerning Human Understanding; [with] (George Berkeley): The Principles Of Human Knowledge; [with] (David Hume): An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
36. (Jonathan Swift): Gulliver’s Travels; [with] (Laurence Sterne): Tristram Shandy
37. (Henry Fielding): The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling
38. (Charles de Secondat): The Spirit of Laws; [with] (Jean Jacques Rousseau): On The Origin Of Inequality; On Political Economy; The Social Contract
40. (Edward Gibbon): The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire (Vol. I)
41. (Edward Gibbon): The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire (Vol. II)
42. (Immanuel Kant): The Critique Of Pure Reason; The Critique Of Practical Reason And Other Ethical Treatises; The Critique Of Judgment
43. (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Lay): American State Papers; The Federalist; [with] (John Stuart Mill): On Liberty; Representative Government; Utilitarianism
44. (James Boswell): Life Of Samuel Johnson
45. (Antoine Laurent Lavoisier): Elements Of Chemistry; [with] (Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier): Analytical Theory Of Heat; [with] (Michael Faraday): Experimental Researches In Electricity
46. (George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel): The Philosophy Of Right; The Philosophy Of History
47. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe): Faust (Parts 1 and 2)
48. (Herman Melville): Moby Dick; Or, The Whale
51. (Leo Tolstoy): War And Peace
52. (Fyodor Dostoevsky): The Brothers Karamazov
53.William James
54. (Sigmund Freud): The Major Works Of Sigmund Freud

Chicago: William Benton. 1952. Binding: Full tan leatherette boards. Spine with rules, motifs, and lettering in gilt; title and vol. numbers in gilt in coloured labels. Printed paste-in and free endpapers.

, Notes: Great Books of the Western World is a series of books originally published in the United States in 1952, by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., to present the great books in a 54-volume set.
The original editors had three criteria for including a book in the series drawn from Western Civilization: the book must have been relevant to contemporary matters, and not only important in its historical context; it must be rewarding to re-read repeatedly with respect to liberal education; and it must be a part of "the great conversation about the great ideas", relevant to at least 25 of the 102 "Great Ideas" as identified by the editor of the series' comprehensive index, what they dubbed the “Syntopicon,” to which they belonged.
, Size: Quarto. , Volume: Set of 52 volumes. , Category: Book Literature;. Very good examples. Some copies with minor damp stains to page edges. Interior otherwise clean and crisp. Item #B6776

Price: $750.00

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