Great Books of the Western World Year Eight

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Check the Great Books of the Western World main page with links to all other years.

The following is the eighth year of the suggested ten year reading plan for the Second Edition, linked to public domain versions of each of the readings. Note that preference is given to completed audio versions on LibriVox. If there is no completed audio version but the work is in progress, then a link is provided to the forum thread. If there is no version in progress, then a link is provided to a public domain text source.

ARISTOPHANES: Thesmophoriazusae, Ecclesiazusae, Plutus

PLATO: Gorgias

http://librivox.org/gorgias-by-plato-platon/

ARISTOTLE: Ethics [Book V]

Eudemian Ethics: http://librivox.org/eudemian-ethics-by-aristotle/
Magna Moralia: http://librivox.org/magna-moralia-by-aristotle/
Nicomachian Ethics: http://librivox.org/the-nicomachean-ethics-by-aristotle/

ARISTOTLE: Rhetoric [Book I, Ch. 1—Book II, Ch. 1; Book II, Ch. 20—Book III, Ch. 1; Book III, Ch. 13-19]

http://librivox.org/rhetoric-by-aristotle/

ST. AUGUSTINE: On Christian Doctrine

HOBBES: Leviathan [Part II]

https://librivox.org/group/510

SHAKESPEARE: Othello, King Lear

http://librivox.org/othello-by-william-shakespeare/
http://librivox.org/king-lear-by-william-shakespeare/

BACON: Advancement of Learning [Book I, Ch. 1—Book II, Ch. 11]

DESCARTES: Meditations on the First Philosophy

http://librivox.org/meditations-on-first-philosophy-by-rene-descartes/

SPINOZA: Ethics [Part III]

http://librivox.org/the-ethics-by-spinoza-benedict-de/

LOCKE: A Letter Concerning Toleration

http://librivox.org/a-letter-concerning-toleration-by-john-locke/

ROUSSEAU: A Discourse on Political Economy

ADAM SMITH: The Wealth of Nations [Book II]

https://librivox.org/group/581

BOSWELL: The Life of Samuel Johnson

https://librivox.org/group/496

MARX: Capital [Prefaces, Part I-II]

https://librivox.org/capital-volume-1-by-karl-marx/

GOETHE: Faust [Part I]

http://librivox.org/faust-part-1-by-johann-wolfgang-von-goethe/

JAMES: Principles of Psychology [Ch. VIII-X]

STERNE: Tristam Shandy

http://librivox.org/tristram-shandy-vol-1-by-laurence-sterne/
http://librivox.org/tristram-shandy-vol-2-by-laurence-sterne/
http://librivox.org/tristram-shandy-vol-3-by-laurence-sterne/
http://librivox.org/tristram-shandy-vol-4-by-laurence-sterne/

BARTH – The Word of God and the Word of Man [I - IV] (Published in 1928, thus still under copyright)

BERGSON – An Introduction to Metaphysics

http://librivox.org/an-introduction-to-metaphysics-by-henri-bergson/

HARDY – A Mathematicians Apology (Published in 1940, thus still under copyright)

KAFKA – The Metamorphosis

http://librivox.org/the-metamorphosis-by-franz-kafka/