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Britannica Great Books [54-volume set]

by Robert Maynard Hutchins

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The world-renowned philosopher's classic treatise reveals the techniques and strategies for gaining and keeping political control. "How we live is so far removed from how we ought to live, that he who abandons what is done for what ought to be done, will rather bring about his own ruin than his preservation. Therefore, it is necessary to learn how not to be good," wrote Machiavelli.… (more)

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There's 1.5 sets here.
The first is a complete 54 volume set
The second is a compilation of books 1-26 All same 1952 production
  lrenaj | Dec 5, 2019 |
The Great Books are all you need to give yourself a liberal arts education. I'm so happy to be adding this set of books to my shelf. ( )
  paideiabooks | Jun 29, 2010 |
Good collection, but some of the translation are dated or not up to the latest scholarly standards.
Here are the titles of my set:
54 Volumes:
Volume 1: The Great Conversation
Volume 2: The Great Ideas I
Volume 3: The Great Ideas II
Volume 4: Homer
Volume 5: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes
Volume 6: Herodotus, Thucydides
Volume 7: Plato
Volume 8: Aristotle I
Volume 9: Aristotle II
Volume 10: Hippocrates, Galen
Volume 11: Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius, Nicomachus
Volume 12: Lucretius, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius
Volume 13: Virgil
Volume 14: Plutarch
Volume 15: Tacitus
Volume 16: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler
Volume 17: Plotinus
Volume 18: Augustine
Volume 19: Thomas Aquinas I
Volume 20: Thomas Aquinas II
Volume 21: Dante
Volume 22: Chaucer
Volume 23: Machiavelli, Hobbes
Volume 24: Rabelais
Volume 25: Montaigne
Volume 26: Shakespeare I
Volume 27: Shakespeare II
Volume 28: Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey
Volume 29: Cervantes
Volume 30: Francis Bacon
Volume 31: Descartes, Spinoza
Volume 32: Milton
Volume 33: Pascal
Volume 34: Newton, Huygens
Volume 35: Locke, Berkeley, Hume
Volume 36: Swift, Sterne
Volume 37: Fielding
Volume 38: Montesquieu, Rousseau
Volume 39: Adam Smith
Volume 40: Gibbon I
Volume 41: Gibbon II
Volume 42: Kant
Volume 43: American State Papers, The Federalist, J. S. Mill
Volume 44: Boswell
Volume 45: Lavoisier, Fourier, Faraday
Volume 46: Hegel
Volume 47: Goethe
Volume 48: Melville
Volume 49: Darwin
Volume 50: Marx
Volume 51: Tolstoy
Volume 52: Dostoevsky
Volume 53: William James
Volume 54: Freud ( )
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The Iliad by Homer (indirect)
The Histories by Herodotus (indirect)
Charmides by Plato (indirect)
Lysis by Plato (indirect)
Laches by Plato (indirect)
Protagoras by Plato (indirect)
Zevende brief by Plato (indirect)
Das Kapital by Karl Marx (indirect)
Alcestis by Euripides (indirect)
Hippolytus by Euripides (indirect)
Electra by Euripides (indirect)
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Ion by Euripides (indirect)
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The Wasps by Aristophanes (indirect)
The Birds by Aristophanes (indirect)
Lysistrata by Aristophanes (indirect)
The Frogs by Aristophanes (indirect)
The Persians by Aischylos (indirect)
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (indirect)
Agamemnon by Aeschylus (indirect)
Eumenides by Aeschylus (indirect)
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The world-renowned philosopher's classic treatise reveals the techniques and strategies for gaining and keeping political control. "How we live is so far removed from how we ought to live, that he who abandons what is done for what ought to be done, will rather bring about his own ruin than his preservation. Therefore, it is necessary to learn how not to be good," wrote Machiavelli.

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