Join us for this year’s exploration of the Great Books. Each year community members come together to engage in lively and rigorous dialogue using excerpts from the Great Books. Aspen Institute senior moderator Pete Thigpen will moderate this year’s series. Pete has been a Senior Fellow and Moderator for the Aspen Institute since 1989 as well as a lecturer at the Haas School of Business, and is on the board of a number of business and nonprofit organizations.
Fee (includes readings): $150 ($130 for Institute Donors).
Dewey, Habits & Will
Woolf, A Room of One’s Own ( Available in Executive Seminar, Volume 2, 187-193)
Mill, On Liberty
Midgley, Trying Out One’s New Sword ( Available in Executive Seminar Readings, Sept. 8-14, 2007, pages 57-63)
Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War
Oliver, West Wind #2, The Summer’s Day (Available in SOF Seminar, Thoughts on the Good Life, Aug 16-19, 2010)
Chekhov, Uncle Vanya
Weil, Human Personality (Available in “Great Conversations #5, 321-341. The Great Books Foundation, 2009)
Maimonides, On Evil
Lessing, To Room Nineteen (Available in “Great Conversations #5, 361-387. The Great Books Foundation, 2009)
Each year community members come together to engage in lively and rigorous dialogue around excerpts from the Great Books. This moderated eight-week series challenges participants to delve into writings that have stood the test of time from thinkers such as Aristotle, Thoreau, Plato, Sophocles and Darwin.