Great Books of the Western World Year Four

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

The following is the fourth 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.

EURIPIDES: Medea, Hippolytus, Trojan Women, The Bacchantes

http://librivox.org/medea-by-euripides/
http://librivox.org/hippolytus-by-euripides/
https://librivox.org/the-trojan-women-by-euripides/ (Murray Translation
http://librivox.org/the-trojan-women-coleridge-translation-by-euripides/ (Coleridge Translation)
https://librivox.org/the-bacchae-by-euripides/

PLATO: Republic [Book VI-VII]

http://librivox.org/platos_republic/

PLATO: Theaetetus

http://librivox.org/theaetetus-by-plato/

ARISTOTLE: Physics [Book IV, Ch. 1-5, 10-14]

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

ARISTOTLE: Metaphysics [Book I, Ch. 1-2; Book IV; Book VI, Ch. 1; Book XI, Ch. 1-4]

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

ST. AUGUSTINE: Confessions [Book IX-XIII]

http://librivox.org/confessions-by-saint-augustine-of-hippo/

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: Summa Theologica [Part I, QQ 16-17, 84-88]

https://librivox.org/group/523

MONTAIGNE: Apology for Raymond de Sebonde

Contained in https://librivox.org/essays-book-2-by-michel-eyquem-de-montaigne/

GALILEO: Two New Sciences [Third Day, through Scholium of Theorem II]

BACON: Novum Organum [Preface, Book I]

http://librivox.org/the-new-organon-by-francis-bacon/

DESCARTES: Discourse on the Method

http://librivox.org/discourse-on-the-method-by-rene-descartes/

NEWTON: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy [Prefaces, Definitions, Axioms, General Scholium]

LOCKE: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding [Book II]

http://librivox.org/an-essay-concerning-humane-understanding-by-john-locke/

HUME: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

http://librivox.org/an-enquiry-concerning-human-understanding-by-david-hume/

KANT: Critique of Pure Reason [Prefaces, Introduction, Transcendental Aesthetic]

http://librivox.org/the-critique-of-pure-reason-by-immanuel-kant

MELVILLE: Moby Dick

http://librivox.org/moby-dick-by-herman-melville

DOSTOEVSKY: The Brothers Karamazov [Part III-IV]

http://librivox.org/the-brothers-karamazov-by-fyodor-dostoyevsky/

JAMES: Principles of Psychology [Ch. XV, XX]

CALVIN – Institutes of the Christian Religion [Book III]

http://librivox.org/institutes-of-the-christian-religion-book-3-by-john-calvin/

FRAZER – The Golden Bough [Selections]

http://librivox.org/the-golden-bough-by-sir-james-frazer/

HEISENBERG – Physics and Philosophy [ch 1 - 6] (published somewhere in the 1950s, thus probably still in copyright)