By L. Morrissey

Over the previous twenty years, the controversy over the 'Great Books' has been one of many key public controversies about the cultural content material of upper schooling. Debating the Canon offers a primary-source evaluate of those ongoing arguments. lots of those contributions to this debate have accomplished 'canonical' prestige themselves; throughout the specialise in the canon, the entire spectrum of methods to literary stories may be obvious within the essays. as a result, this assortment areas the new debate inside a bigger context of literary criticism's improvement of a canon, going again to the eighteenth century.

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68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. Discourse on Metaphysics New Essays Concerning Human Understanding Monadology **Daniel Defoe (1660–1731) Robinson Crusoe **Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) A Tale of a Tub Journal to Stella *Gulliver’s Travels A Modest Proposal William Congreve (1670–1729) The Way of the World George Berkeley (1685–1753) *Principles of Human Knowledge Alexander Pope (1688–1744) Essay on Criticism Rape of the Lock Essay on Man Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689–1755) Persian Letters *Spirit of Laws **Voltaire (1694–1778) Letters on the English Candide Philosophical Dictionary Henry Fielding (1707–1754) Joseph Andrews *Tom Jones **Samuel Johnson (1709–1784) The Vanity of Human Wishes Dictionary Rasselas The Lives of the Poets (esp.

Elements (of Geometry) Archimedes (c. ) *Works (esp. c. ) Works (esp. Orations, On Friendship, On Old Age) Mortimer Adler 17. Lucretius (c. ) *On the Nature of Things 18. ) *Works 19. ) Works (esp. Odes and Epodes, The Art of Poetry) 20. D. 17) History of Rome 21. D. 17) Works (esp. Metamorphoses) 22. **Plutarch (c. 45–120) *Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans Moralia 23. **Tacitus (c. 55–117) *Histories *Annals Agricola Germania 24. c. ) *Introduction to Arithmetic 25. **Epictetus (c. 60–20) *Discourses Encheiridion (Handbook) 26.

What happens is a continual surrender of himself as he is at the moment to something which is more valuable. The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality. There remains to define this process of personalization and its relation to the sense of tradition. It is in this depersonalization that art may be said to approach the condition of science. I shall, therefore, invite you to consider, as a suggestive analogy, the action which takes place when a bit of finely filiated platinum is introduced into a chamber containing oxygen and sulphur dioxide.

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