The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #171841 Message #4157397
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
11-Nov-22 - 08:31 PM
Thread Name: Great Books group
Subject: RE: Great Books group
When I was in high school there was an English class that spent the semester working with and reading these books. It was interesting - and it was 50 years ago. As you say, too late to go back. I found some interesting tools in the Syntopicon, but they concepts in there are possibly naive and quite dated, with a core that is still probably a good starting point. They would be particularly useful for philosophy, but they end with what? 19th century scholars? Way too many paradigm shifts have come and gone since those books were grouped and published.
The way the thread was started was the problem - who and why, those questions have weight here.