THE GREAT BOOKS AT THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE
Aeschylus: Agamemnon, Choephoroe, Eumenides

Apollonius: Conics

Archimedes: Selected Works

Aristophanes: Clouds, Birds

Aristotle: Basic Works

Austen: Emma

Bacon: Novum Organum

Berkeley: Principles of Human Knowledge

Boethius: Consolation of Philosophy

Cervantes: Don Quixote

Chacer: Canterbury Tales

Cicero: De Officiis, On Friendship

Copernicus: Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres

Corneille: Le Cid

Dante: Divine Comedy

Darwin: Origin of Species, Descent of Man

Declaration of Independence

Descartes: Rules for the Direction of the Mind, Discourse on Method, Geometry, Meditations

DeTocqueville: Democracy in America

Donne: Poems

Dostoyevski: The Brothers Karamazov

Einstein: Relativity: the Special and General Theory

Euclid: Elements

Euripides: Hippolytus

Fabre: Souvenirs Entomologiques

Federalist Papers

Feuerbach: Essence of Christianity

Freud: A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

Galen: On the Natural Faculties

Galileo: Dialogue Concerning Two World Systems, On Motion, Dialogue Concerning Two New Sciences

Gibbon: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Goethe: Faust

Harvey: On the Motion of the Heart and Blood

Hegel: Philosophy of History, Phenomenology

Herodotus: The Histories

Hobbes: Leviathan

Homer: Iliad, Odyssey

Hume: Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Huygens: Treatise on Light

James: Psychology, A Briefer Course

Jung: Two Essays in Analytical Psychology

Kant: Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason

Kepler: Epitome of Copernican Astronomy

Keynes: General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling, Philosophical Fragments

Lavoisier: Treatise on Chemistry

Leibniz: Discourse on Metaphysics

Linnaeus: Systema Naturae

Lobachevski: Theory of Parallels

Locke: Concerning Human Understanding, Second Essay On Civil Government

Lucretius: On the Nature of Things

Machiavelli: The Prince, Discourses

Martin of Denmark: Tractus de Modus Significandi

Marx: Capital, Communist Manifesto

Melville: Moby Dick

Mendel: Plant Hybridization

Milton: Paradise Lost

Montaigne: Essays

Newman: Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine

Newton: Principia, Optics

Nietzsche: Birth of Tragedy, Beyond Good and Evil

Papal Encyclicals

Pascal: Pensees

Plato: Dialogues

Plutarch: Lives

Porphyry: On the Predicaments

Ptolemy: Almagest

Racine: Phaedre

Rousseau: Social Contract, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

Saint Anselm: Proslogion

Saint Athanasius: On the Incarnation

Saint Augustine: Confessions, City of God, On Christian Doctrine

Saint John Damascene: The Orthodox Faith

Saint Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologica, On the Rule of Princes, On Truth and Falsity, On the Teacher, On Kingship (On Aristotle's Works)

Schwann: Microscopical Researches

Shakespeare: Plays and Sonnets

Smith: Wealth of Nations

Sophocles: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

Spenser: Faerie Queene

Spinoza: Theological-Political Treatise

Swift: Gulliver's Travels

Tacitus: Annals

The Bible

Thucydides: Peloponnesian War

Tinbergen: The Evolution of Behavior in Gulls

Tolstoy: War and Peace

United States Constitution

Vergil: Aeneid

Wittgenstein: Philosophical Investigations


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