The Great Ideas Today series 1961-1998

The Great Ideas Today was a series of annual supplements to the Great Books of the Western World set published by Encylopedia Britannica, Inc. Volumes were issued for the years 1961 through 1998. The index at the Center for the Study of the Great Ideas was the source for this list.

This page will list the contents for each volume, links to bibliographies contained therein, and list additions to the great books library.

The Great Ideas Today  (1961-1998)


Is Democracy The Best Form of Government For The Newly Formed Nations? The Great Debate of the Year (William 0. Douglas, Peregrine Worsthorne). 1-76.
Seventeen New Nations-Colonialism Comes To An End. Milton Mayer. 79-101.
The Great Game-America Elects A President. Milton Mayer. 101-124.
Youth-The Young Go “Boom.” Milton Mayer. 125-140.
Literature, The Year’s Developments In. Mark Van Doren 142-187.
Physical Sciences, Technology, and Astronomy, The Year’s Developments In. Walter Sullivan 188-243.
Social Sciences, Law, and History, The Year’s Developments In. Edward A. Shils 244-289.
Biological Sciences and Medicine, The Year’s Developments In. Gilbert Cant 290-335.
Philosophy, Religion, and Theology, The Year’s Developments In. George P Grant 336-376.

Additions to the Great Books Library, 1961
Experience and Education. John Dewey. 379-419.
Relativity: The Special and General Theory. Albert Einstein. 421-477.
The School For Wives. Moliere. 479-527.
Three Essays. Arnold J. Toynbee. 529-562.


Does America’s Best Hope For The Future Lie In Political Conservatism? The Great Debate of the Year (Barry Goldwater, Jacob K. Javits). 1-52.
The Divided World. Milton Mayer. 54-82.
Automation. Milton Mayer. 82-104.
Television. Milton Mayer. 104-111.
Literature, The Year’s Developments In. Alfred Kazin 114-161. (bibliography)
Physical Sciences, Technology, and Astronomy, The Year’s Developments In. George Gamow 162-219. (bibliography)
Social Sciences, Law, and History, The Year’s Developments In. Irving Kristol 220-271. (bibliography)
Biological Sciences and Medicine, The Year’s Developments In. Earl Ubell 272-313. (bibliography)
Philosophy, Religion, and Theology, The Year’s Developments In.- James Collins 314-372. (bibliography)

Additions to the Great Books Library, 1962
The Freedom of A Christian. Martin Luther. 375-402.
The Acquisitive Society R.H. Tawney. 403-483.
The Universe In The Light of Modern Physics. Max Planck. 485-522.
The Dead. James Joyce. 523-552.


Has Man’s Conquest of Space Increased Or Diminished His Stature? A Symposium (Herbert J. Muller, Aldous Huxley, Hannah Arendt, Paul Tillich, Harrison Brown).1-82.
Space In Great Books of the Western World. Editors.74-82.
An Essay On Time: The Tempo of History (An Analysis). Milton Mayer.83-131.
Biological Sciences and Medicine, The Year’s Developments In. Leonard Engel & Kenneth Brodney 180-225. (bibliography)
Literature, The Year’s Developments In. Saul Bellow 134-179. (bibliography)
Philosophy, Religion, and Theology, The Year’s Developments In. John Herman Randall, Jr. 226-277. (bibliography)
Physical Sciences, Technology, and Astronomy, The Year’s Developments In.Edward U. Condon 278-357. (bibliography)
Social Sciences, Law, and History, The Year’s Developments In. Reuel Denney 358-392. (bibliography)

Additions to the Great Books Library, 1963
Death In Venice. Thomas Mann.395-441.
Existentialism. Jean-Paul Sartre.443-462.
Essay On Population. Robert Malthus.463-554.


New Europe and The U.S.A. A Symposium (William Benton, Alexci Adzhubei, Golo Mann, Guido Piovene, Ritchie Calder, Raymond Aron. Ix-116.
The U.S. and The U.S.S.R. William Benton. Xii-Xv.
America From Far and Near. Alexei Adzhubei. 4-29.
A German Historian Looks At America. Golo Mann. 30-57.
An Italian Novelist Looks At America. Guido Piovene. 58-73.
A European View of American Science. Ritchie Calder. 74-95.
Future Relations Between Europe and The United States. Raymond Aron. 96-111.
What Europeans Have To Say About Americans In Great Books of the Western World. 112-116.
The Americanization of Europe. Milton Mayer. 118-161.
The Americanization of Europe. A Review In Pictures. 162-178.
Literature, The Year’s Developments In. Stanley Kauffmann180-223. (bibliography)
Biological Sciences and Medicine, The Year’s Developments In. Rene Dubos 224-271. (bibliography)
Physical Sciences, Technology, and Astronomy, The Year’s Developments In. Melba Phillips 272-313. (bibliography)
Social Sciences, Law, and History, The Year’s Developments In. Daniel Bell 314-364. (bibliography)

Progress Sharing: Key To A Private Property Economy. Arthur Larson. 70-89.

Additions to the Great Books Library, 1964
Daisy Miller. Henry James. 366-413.
Democracy In America (Selections). Alexis De Tocqueville. 414-475.
A Review of Tocqueville. John Stuart Mill. 476-491.
Pragmatism. William James. 492-579.


Work, Wealth, and Leisure. A Symposium (Yale Brozen, Adolf A. Berle, Jr., Robert Theobald, Arthur
Larson). 1-104.
Automation and Jobs. Yale Brozen. 4-27.
Jobs For The Displaced: A Public Responsibility. Adolf A. Berle, Jr. 28-47.
Wealth and Happiness; Work and Leisure In Great Books of the Western World. Editors. 90-104.
On Death. Milton Mayer. 106-149.
On Death. A Review in Pictures. 150-164.

Literature, The Year’s Developments In. Stephen Spender 166-211. (bibliography)
Philosophy, Religion, and Theology, The Year’s Developments In.- John E. Smith 212-253. (bibliography)
Social Sciences, Law, and History, The Year’s Developments In.- Kenneth E. Boulding 254-285. (bibliography)
Biological Sciences and Medicine, The Year’s Developments In. George Gaylord Simpson 286-319. (bibliography)
Physical Sciences, Technology, and Astronomy, The Year’s Developments In. Jeremy Bernstein 320-370. (bibliography)

Additions to the Great Books Library, 1965
Utopia (Abridged). Sir Thomas More. 372-437.
Walden (Selections). Henry David Thoreau. 438-519.
The Challenge of Democracy. John Strachey. 520-589.

Biological Sciences and Medicine, The Year’s Developments In. Warren S. Mcculloch &Warren M.
Brodey 288-334.
Literature, The Year’s Developments In. Susan Sontag 146-193.
Physical Sciences, Technology, and Astronomy, The Year’s Developments In. Hermann Bondi 240-287.
“On The Development of Ideas” From Essay On The Development of Christian Doctrine. John Henry
Newman. 406-453.
A New Look At Woman’s Work. Anna Rosenberg Hoffman. 44-55.
How Woman Differs From Man: The Facts. Lucius F Cervantes. 4-13.
Social Sciences, Law, and History, The Year’s Developments In.Asa Briggs 194-239.
The Changing Role of Woman: A Biosocial Interpretation. Lucius F. Cervantes. 28-43.
The Church and Women. James A. Pike. 56-71.
The Difference of Woman and The Difference It Makes. A Symposium (Elisabeth Mann Boryese, Lucius
F. Cervantes, Anna Rosenberg Hoffman, James A. Pike). 1-98.
The Metamorphoses (Selections). Ovid. 336-405.
The New Man. Milton Mayer. 100-144.
The Subjection of Women. John Stuart Mill. 454-528.
Woman In Great Books of the Western World. Editors. 72-82.
Woman: Nurture Makes The Difference. Elisabeth Mann Borgese. 14-27.
Woman: The Image of the Difference. A Pictorial Essay. 83-98.

Additions to the Great Books Library, 1966


Biological Sciences and Medicine, The Year’s Developments In. Theodore Puck 196-237.
Philosophy, Religion, and Theology, The Year’s Developments In. Langdon B. Gilkey 238-270.
Does Secular Theology Have A Future? Martin E. Marty. 38-53.
Eclipse of God. Martin Buber. 310-371.
Music, Painting, and Sculpture, The Year’s Developments In. Roy Mcmullen. 82-157.
Physical Sciences, Technology, and Astronomy, The Year’s Developments In. Stephen Toulmin 158-195.
Should Christianity Be Secularized? A Symposium (Harvey Cox, E.L. Mascall, Martin E. Marty, M.D.
Chenu). 1-80.
Sir Gawain and The Green Knight Anonymous. 426-536.
The Idea of Happiness. V. J. Mcgill. 272-308.
The Idea of Religion In Great Books of the Western World. Editors. 70-80.
The Need For A Theology of the World. M.D. Chenu. 54-69.
What Is Life? Erwin Schroedinger. 372-425.
Why Christianity Must Be Secularized. Harvey Cox. 8-21.
Why Christianity Should Not Be Secularized. E.L. Mascall. 22-37.


Archaeology. Leonard Cottrell. 170-249.
Contemporary Poetry. A Symposium (Louis Simpson, James Dickey, Stephen Spender). 78-119.
Ideas and Politics. A Symposium (Eugene J. Mccarthy, Theodore C. Sorensen, Richard H. Rovere, Arthur
Schlesinger, Jr.). 1-76.
Intellectuals In American Politics. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. 48-76.
Physics and Politics. Walter Bagehot. 406-495.
Politics and Dissent. Theodore C. Sorensen. 20-35.
Reassessment. Eugene J. McCarthy. 4-19.
Selected Prose and Poetry. William Wordsworth. 352-405.
Some American Images of Democracy. John Plamenatz. 250-300.
The Abolition of Man. C. S. Lewis. 496-536.
The Idea of Equality. Editors (Otto Bird). 301-350.
The New American Poetry. Louis Simpson. 80-89, 114-117 (Poems).
The New Biology and The Shaping of the Future. John R. Platt. 120-169.
The Self As Agent. James Dickey. 90-97, 108-113 (Poems).
The Vital Self and Secondary Means. Stephen Spender. 98-107, 117-119 (Poems).


A Catechism For Our Times. Mortimer J. Adler. 79-97.
Great Books of the Twentieth Century In Literature. Mark Van Doren. 276-314.
Inaugural Address At St. Andrews. John Stuart Mill. 384-417.
On The Organization of Institutions of Higher Learning In Berlin. Wilhelm Von Humboldt. 348-355.
Political Ideas In The United States. Richard H. Rovere. 36-47.
Proslogion, Gaunilo’s Criticism, and Anselm’s Reply. Anselm of Canterbury. 316-343.
Schooling and Education. John 1. Goodlad. 100-145.
Technology and Values. John G. Burke. 190-235.
The Function of the University In A Time of Crisis. Noarn Chomsky. 40-61.
The Idea of A University. John Henry Newman. 356-383.
The Idea of God and The Difficulties of Atheism. Etienne Gilson. 237-274.
The Philosophy of Science. Herbert Feigl. 146-189.
The Pluralistic University In The Pluralistic Society. Clark Kerr, 4-29.
The University As Custodian of Reason. Edward H. Levi. 30-39.
The University As Slaughterhouse. John R. Seeley. 62-78.
The University Today. A Symposium (Clark Kerr, Edward H. Levi, Noam Chomsky, John R. Seeley,
Mortimer J. Adler). 1-97.
Wallenstein-Part One: The Piccolomini. Friedrich Schiller. 418-537.


Anarchism and Revolution. Paul Goodman. 44-65.
Beethoven 1770-1827. Robert Mann. 85-90.
Linguistics. R.H. Robins. 178-227.
Literature. Kenneth Rexroth. 138-177.
Philosophy and Ethics. M.S. Gram and H.B. Veatch. 228-270.
Revolutionary Change. Arnold J. Toynbee. 4-27.
Social Science and Practical Problems. William Letwin. 92-137.
State and Revolution. Vi. Lenin. 386-453.
The Idea of Revolution In Great Books of the Western World. Editors (William Gorman). 79-84.
The Idea of Revolution. A Symposium (Arnold J. Toynbee, Ivan Illich, Paul Goodman, William F.
Buckley, Jr.). 1-84.
The Need For Cultural Revolution. Ivan Illich. 28-43.
The New Rhetoric: A Theory of Practical Reasoning. Chaim Perelman. 272-312.
The Praise of Folly. Desiderius Erasmus. 314-385.
The Sorry Condition of Counter-revolutionary Doctrine. William F. Buckley, Jr. 66-78.
Wallenstein-Part Two: The Death of Wallenstein. Friedrich Schiller. 454-530.


Civil Disobedience. Marshall Cohen. 238-278.
Ecology: A World Concern. Henry J. Kellermann 16-39.
Economic Growth: Some Pessimistic Reflections. E.J. Mishan. 52-71.
Human Rights Since 1945: An Appraisal. Ren6 Cassin. 4-15.
New Developments In Classical Studies. M.I. Finley. 122-167.
On The Formation of Coral-Reefs. Charles Darwin. 364-379.
On Translating Homer. Matthew Arnold. 402-445.
Preliminary Draft of A World Constitution. Robert M. Hutchins Et Al. 328-345.
Revolution In The Earth Sciences. Peter J. Wyllie. 168-237.
Sources of Our Common Thought: Homer and Plato. I.A. Richards. 280-326.
The Battle of the Books. Jonathan Swift. 380-401.
The Idea of World Community In Great Books of the Western World. Editors (William Gorman). 89-120.
The Problem of World Government. Jacques Maritain. 346-363.
The Prospects For World Government. Joseph S. Clark. 72-88.
The Time Machine. H.G. Wells. 446-505.
The World Community. A Symposium (Ren6 Cassin, Henry J. Kellermann, Arthur Lall, E.J. Mishan,
Joseph S. Clark). 1-120.
Toward A World University. Arthur Lai 1. 40-51.

Benito Cereno. Herman Melville. 416-473.
Changing Conceptions of the Police. Jerome H. Skolnick. 40-57.
Democratic Control and Professional Restraint. James F Ahern. 58-71.
Law, Authority, and The Limits of Law Enforcement In Great Books of the Western World. Editors
(William Gorman). 90-102.
Modern Philosophies of Law. Shirley Robin Letwin. 104-153.
Police That Serve Society. Ramsey Clark. 4-21.
The Civil Police. A Symposium (Ramsey Clark. Norval Morris, Jerome H. Skolnick, James F Ahern,
Casamayor). 1-102.
The Discipline of History. Henry Steele Commager. 228-297.
The Duration of Life. August Weismann. 394-415.
The Great Anti-School Campaign. Robert M. Hutchins. 154-227.
The Idea of Freedom-Part One. Charles Van Doren. 300-392.
The Problem of Power. Casamayor. 72-89.
The Proper Role of the Criminal Law. Norval Morris. 22-39.

A Fresh Look At Copernicus. Owen Gingerich. 154-178.
Heroes For An Ordinary World. Chaim Potok. 70-76.
Heroes In Black and White. Joy Gould Boymn. 57-62.
Heroism and Fortitude. Josef Pieper. 50-56.
In Defense of Socrates. Xenophon. 302-313.
No More Heroes. Ron Dorfman. 45-49.
Religio Medici. Sir Thomas Browne. 372-423.
She Stoops To Conquer. Oliver Goldsmith. 424-473.
The Anatomy of Justice In Taxation. Walter J. Blum and Harry Kalven, Jr. 130-153.
The Canterbury Tales. Mark Van Doren. 180-229.
The Hero and The Heroic Ideal In Great Books of the Western World. Editors (John Van Doren and Otto
Bird). 5-36.
The Hero and The Heroic Ideal. A Symposium (S.L.A. Marshall, Ron Dorfman, Josef Pieper, Jay Gould
Boyum, Sidney Hook, Chaim Potok). 1-76.
The Hero As A World Figure. Sidney Hook. 63-69.
The Idea of Freedom-Part Two. Charles Van Doren. 232-300.
The Song of Roland. Anonymous. 314-371.
The Widening Gyre: Philosophy In The Twentieth Century. W.T. Jones. 78-129.
We Must Have Heroes. S.L.A. Marshall. 37-44.


Advancement and Obsolescence In Science. Theodosius Dobzhansky. 51-61.
History and Tradition. J.H. Plumb. 62-76.
Impasse For The Elementary-Particle Concept. Geoffrey Chew. 92-125.
On Crimes and Punishments. Cesare Beccaria. 352-407.
Poetry and Mathematics. Scott Buchanan. 408-473.
St. Thomas Aquinas. G.K. Chesterton. 274-351.
The Idea of Justice. Otto Bird. 166-209.
The Idea of Tradition In Great Books of the Western World. Editors (William Gorman). 77-90.
The Planning of the Future. Bertrand De Jouvenel. 126-164.
Three Classics of Science. William A. Wallace. 212-272.
Tradition In Law. Harry Kalven, Jr. 21-34.
Tradition In The Arts. Frank Kermode. 35-50.
Tradition In Theology. Yves Cougar. 4-20.
Tradition. A Symposium (Yves Congar, Harry Kalven, Jr., Frank Kermode, Theodosius Dobzhansky, J.H.
Plumb). 1-90.


Aspects of Induced Language In Chimpanzees. David Mcneill. 25-39.
Language and Communication. A Symposium (Roger S. Fouts, David Mcneill, Frank E.X. Dance, Sydney
M. Lamb, Mortimer J. Adler). 1-100.
Language. Sydney M. Lamb. 58-71, 94-97.
Persuasion. Jane Austen. 302-431.
Political Philosophy In Our Time. Maurice Cranston. 102-145.
Speech Communication: The Sign of Mankind. Frank Ex Dance. 40-57, 98-100.
The Confusion of the Animalists. Mortimer J. Adler. 72-89.
The Constitution Revisited. Scott Buchanan. 432-461.
The Development of Human Linguistic Behaviors In Chimpanzees. Roger S. Fouts. 9-24, 90-93.
The Essence of Mathematics. Charles Sanders Peirce. 462-473.
The Federalist. Rexford G. Tugwell. 256-300.
The Planets Today: The New View From Space. Nicholas M. Short. 146-203.
The Poetry of Self-Creation. John Bayley. 204-254.


Adam Smith and The Spirit of Capitalism. Irving Kristol. 274-308.
Common Sense. Thomas Paine. 310-335.
Discontinuities & Discoveries: Innovation In Recent American Fiction. Albert J. Guerard. 108-151.
Discourses On Art (Selections). Sir Joshua Reynolds. 336-427.
Don Quixote’s Profession. Mark Van Doren. 428-473.
Economic Stabilization Policies In The United States. James Tobin. 39-55.
Education and The State: Learning Community. Joseph J. Schwab. 234-272.
Inflation. Arnold C. Harberger. 94-106.
International Corporations and The World Economy. Grant L. Reuber. 21-38.
Old Problems and New In International Relations. David E. and Philip M. Kaiser. 194-231.
The Developing Countries. Jagdish Bhagwati. 56-74.
The New Biology: Decline of the Baconian Creed. Gunther S. Stent. 152-193.
The Welfare State In The World Economy. Martin Bronfenbrenner. 75-93.
Trade In The World Economy. Herbert Giersch. 5-20.
World Economy. A Symposium (Herbert Giersch, Grant L. Reuber, James Tobin, Jagdish Bhagwati,
Martin Bronfenbrenner, Arnold C. Harberger). 1-106.


Culture and Society. A Symposium (Waldemar A. Nielsen, Jacques Rigaud, Arnold Goodman, Michael
Straight, Philipp Fehl). 3-90.
Human Fossils: The New Revolution. Charles E. Oxnard. 92-153.
Patronage Through The Ages. Philipp Fehl. 74-90.
Public Funding of the Arts In America. Michael Straight. 53-73.
Religion Within The Limits of Reason Alone. Immanuel Kant. 368-403.
State Subsidy and Artistic Freedom. Arnold Goodman. 41-52.
The Comparison of Related Forms. D’arcy Wentworth Thompson. 320-367.
The Golden Flower Pot. E.T.A. Hoffmann. 426-473.
The Growth of Public Patronage. Waldemar A. Nielsen. 7-27.
The Idea of A Modem Museum. Roy Mcmullen. 154-202.
The Idea of Religion-Part One. John Edward Sullivan. 204-276.
The Need For A Comprehensive Cultural Policy. Jacques Rigaud. 28-40.
The Philosophy of Kant. Anthony Quinton. 278-317.
The Utility of Religion. John Stuart Mill. 404-425.


A Disputation on the Future of Democracy. (Mortimer J. Adler, Maurice Cranston, Anthony Quinton:
Moderator: Bill Moyers). 3-70.
An Introduction To The Study of Experimental Medicine. Claude Bernard. 340-473.
Beyond Narrative: The Future of the Feature Film. Roger Ebert. 176-215.
Management Medicine: The Doctor’s Job Today. Franz J. Ingelfinger. 104-175.
Regarding The End of Medicine and The Pursuit of Health. Leon R. Kass. 72-103.
The Idea of Religion-Part Two. John Edward Sullivan. 218-312.
The Physician In Spite of Himself. Moliere. 314-339.


Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and Cosmology. S. Chandrasekhar. 90-138.
Great Books of Science In The Twentieth Century: Physics. Gerald Holton and Katherine Sopka. 224-277.
Lives of the Poets (Selections). Samuel Johnson. 336-386.
Mach’s Principle, 1879-1979. Dennis W. Sciama. 56-67.
Modern Cosmology. A Symposium (James E. Gunn, Stephen W. Hawking, P.C.W. Davies, Dennis W.
Sciama, Owen Gingerich). 3-87.
Observations In Cosmology: The Shape of Space and The Totality of Time. James E. Gunn. 7-32.
On The Idea of Beauty. Donald Metric. 184-222.
Order and Disorder In The Universe. Pcw. Davies. 43-55.
Popular Scientific Lectures (Selections). Ernst Mach. 388-443.
Reviews of Recent Books: The Life of the Mind, By Hannah Arendt, and On Human Nature, By Edward 0.
Wilson. William Gorman. 280-303.
The Aethereal Sky: Man’s Search for A Plenum Universe. Owen Gingerich. 68-87.
The Limits of Space and Time. Stephen W. Hawking. 33-42.
The Social Sciences Since The Second World Warpart One. Daniel Bell. 139-181.
Thucydides. J.B. Bury. 306-335.
Two Old Men. Leo Tolstoy. 456-471.
Young Goodman Brown. Nathaniel Hawthorne. 444-455.


“The Dynamo and The Virgin” From The Education of Henry Adams. Henry Adams. 452-460.
A Dolls House. Henrik Ibsen. 399-451.
Energy: The International Economic Implications. Ragaei El Mallakh. 72-83.
On Greek Tragedy. Seth Benardete. 102-143.
Selected Essays. Arthur Schopenhauer. 306-397.
Soft Energy Paths: How To Enjoy The Inevitable. Amory B. Lovins. 27-51.
The Energy Crisis and Foreign Policy: The Diplomacy of Transition. Franklin Tugwell. 52-71.
The Explosion of Biological Information. Francis Crick. 144-183.
The Idea of Nature, East and West. Hajime Nakamura. 234-304.
The Social Sciences Since The Second World Warpart Two. Daniel Bell. 184-232.
Toward A Sustainable Energy Future. David J. Rose. 9-26.
World Energy and The Challenge To Industrial Civilization. Willis Harman. 84-99.
World Energy Prospects. A Symposium (David J. Rose, Amory B. Lovins, Franklin Tugwell, Ragaei El
Mallakh, Willis W. Harman). 3-99.


An Essay On Criticism. Alexander Pope. 256-275.
Ashley Montagu (Ed.): Sociobiology Examined. John Van Doren . 219-234.
Candide. Voltaire. 368-435.
Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Hugh Trevor-Roper. 116-158.
Ethics In A Permissive Society: The Controversy Regarding The Objectivity of Moral Values. Otto Bird.
Hans Kung: Does God Exist? Mortimer J. Adler and Wayne F Moquin. 188-203.
Morris Kline: Mathematics—The Loss of Certainty. Charles Van Doren. 204-218.
On The Aims and Instruments of Scientific Thought. William Kingdon Clifford. 454-470.
The Autobiography of Edward Gibbon. Edward Gibbon. 276-367.
The Emergence of Post-Modern Science. Stephen Toulmin. 68-114.
The Great Instauration. Francis Bacon. 436-452.
The True History. Lucian. 236-255.
Theatre In The Twentieth Century. Norris Houghton. 4-67.


Climate: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. F. Kenneth Hare. 51-103.
Electing The U.S. President. Douglass Cater. 16-50.
Machine Thinking and Thinking Machines. Charles Van Doren. 256-279.
Man A Machine. Julien De La Mettrie. 380-411.
Minds and Brains: Angels, Humans, and Brutes. Mortimer J. Adler. 2-14.
Philosophy In Our Time. Mortimer J. Adler. 238-255.
Recent Contributions To Our Knowledge of the Bible. Raymond E. Brown. 104-157.
Re-thinking The Penses of Pascal. Otto Bird. 212-236.
Synchophantasy In Economics: A Review of George Gilder’s Wealth and Poverty. Louis 0. and Patricia
Herter Kelso. 280-292.
The Consolation of Philosophy. Boethius. 296-379.
The Function of Criticism At The Present Time. Matthew Arnold. 412-430.
The President of the United States. Woodrow Wilson. 450-469.
The Real Thing. Henry James. 432-449.
Theories of Literature In The Twentieth Century. Harvey Goldstein. 158-210.


Astronomia Nova (Selections). Johannes Kepler. 306-341.
Brandel’s Mediterranean. Charles Van Doren. 266-288.
Dante The Thinker: Poetry and Philosophy. Otto Bird. 204-235.
Evolution of Life: Evidence For A New Pattern. Steven M. Stanley. 2-54.
Mathematics In Our Time. Felix E. Browder. 55-110.
Phaedra. Jean Racine. 342-395.
Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Kepler. Owen Gingerich. 137-180.
Reflections On Galen. Douglas Buchanan. 112-136.
Scott Buchanan’s So Reason Can Rule. Ramsey Clark. 289-301.
The Birth of Tragedy. Friedrich Nietzsche. 396-469.
The Child As Reader. Clifton Fadiman. 236-264.
The Idea of Civil Police. (John Van Doren). 182-202.


An Introduction To Confucian Thought. George Anastaplo. 124-170.
Art and Utility. Horatio Greenough. 292-357.
Democratic Vistas. Walt Whitman. 428-469.
Odyssey Variations. Mark Perlberg. 171-177.
On Instinct. Charles Darwin. 358-376.
Phases of Matter. Scott Desjardins. 43-92.
Technology and Beauty. Mario Salvadori. 178-232.
The Ambiguities of Don Quixote. Otto Bird. 94-122.
The Analects. Confucius. 236-290.
The State of Fiction Today. Susan Fromberg Schaeffer. 11-42.
The Unification of Physics. Stephen Hawking. 2-10.
Tokens of Ourselves (Poetry Anthology). William Darkey. 378-427.


An Introduction To Hindu Thought: The Bhagavad Git). George Anastaplo. 258-285.
Bhagavad Gito. Anonymous. 290-337.
Laocoon. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. 380-469.
Newton’s Path To The Principia. Curtis Wilson. 178-229.
Post-Political and Elegiac Poetry. Stephen Spender. 2-51.
The Christian Skepticism of Montaigne. Otto Bird. 120-149.
The Inefficacy of the Good: On Reading Thucydides. Douglas Allanbrook. 150-175.
The New Biology and Its Human Implications. Theodore T. Puck. 52-78.
The Social Contracts of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Maurice Cranston. 80-119.
Three Essays. Josiah Royce. 338-378.
Why The Computer Is Only As Good As It Is. Charles Van Doren. 230-257.


A Revolution In Music: Rousseau, Rameau, and The War of the Opera Houses In Paris In 1752. Maurice
Cranston. 268-287.
American Art Since Mid-Century. Donald B. Kuspit. 2-61.
An Introduction To Mesopotamian Thought: The Gilgamesh Epic. George Anastaplo. 288-313.
Animals and Men. Anthony Quinton. 94-153.
Are There Real Analogies In Nature? James Clerk Maxwell. 421-425.
Chaos: A View of Complexity in the Physical Sciences. Leo P. Kadanoff. 62-92.
Ether. James Clerk Maxwell. 435-443.
Matter and Motion. James Clerk Maxwell. 348-418.
Maxwell’s Treatise and The Restoration of the Cosmos. Thomas K. Simpson. 218-267.
On Action at A Distance. James Clerk Maxwell. 426-434.
On Reading Euclid. Otto Bird. 184-216.
The Idea of Dialectic. Mortimer J. Adler. 154-177.
The Madonna of the Future. Henry James. 444-469.
Two Approaches to the Authors of the Great Books. Mortimer J. Adler. 178-183.


A Dream of Red Mansions. C.T. Hsia. 277-284.
A Note On The Mencius. Irene Bloom. 259-267.
Akuntalo and The Ring of Recollection. K)Iid)Sa. 406-469.
K)Iid)Sa’s ,Akuntal). Barbara Stoler Miller. 244-253.
On Reading The Summa: An Introduction To Saint Thomas Aquinas. Otto Bird. 126-154.
T’ang Poetry: A Return To Basics. Burton Watson. 267-277.
The American Economy. Lester C. Thurow. 2-51.
The Great Books of the East. William Theodore De Bary. 222-244.
The Invention of the Presidency. Marcus Cunliffe. 156-221.
The Rights of Man. Thomas Paine. 300-405.
The Tale of Genji. Edward Seidensticker. 286-291.
The Teaching of Wmalakirti. Robert A.F. Thurman. 253-259.
Toward A Reading of Capital. Thomas K. Simpson. 74-125.
Tsurezure-Gusa. Donald Keene. 291-298.
We The People: The Rulers and The Ruled. George Anastaplo. 52-72.


A Commentary On Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. Mortimer J. Adler. 290-311.
Changing Views of Natural Catastrophe. David M. Raup. 54-77.
Ethan Frome. Edith Wharton. 406-467.
Ethics: Fourth Century B.C. and Twentieth Century A.D. Mortimer J. Adler. 274-287.
God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Joe Sachs. 224-251.
In Re Allan Bloom: A Respectful Dissent. George Anastaplo. 252-273.
Introduction To The Study of Practical Wisdom. Yves R. Simon. 382-405.
Saint Augustine On Reading. Otto Bird. 132-161.
Spooky Actions At A Distance: Mysteries of the Quantum Theory. N. David Mermin. 2-53.
The Great Didactic (Selections). John Amos Comenius. 312-381.
The New Pythagoreans: Reflections On The Idea of Science In Our Time. Part 1: The Physicists. Thomas
K. Simpson. 162-221.
Twentieth-Century Music. Douglas Allanbrook. 78-129.


An Introduction To Islamic Thought: The Koran. George Anastaplo. 234-282.
Commentaries On The Laws of England (Selections). Sir William Blackstone. 286-315.
Early Writings On Labour, Property, and Communism. Karl Marx. 386-405.
Essay On Locke’s Two Treatises of Government. Richard Ashcraft. 123-161.
On Legal Practice and Education At The Present Time. William T. Braithwaite. 44-100.
Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. William Blake. 316-353.
The Last Days of Immanuel Kant. Thomas De Quincey. 354-385.
The New Pythagoreans 11: The Scientists of Life and The World Food Problem. Thomas K. Simpson.
The Novel In Europe Today: Experiment and Regression. John Bayley. 2-43.
The School and Society. John Dewey. 432-469.
The Settlement House. Jane Addams. 406-431.
Virgil and Hippocrates: A Reading of the Georgics. Otto Bird. 102-122.


“Reality and Appearances” From Ten Philosophical Mistakes. Mortimer J. Adler. 318-323.
A Simple Heart. Gustave Flaubert. 422-447.
Determinism and Reality. Stanley L. Jaki. 276-302.
Developments In Contemporary Architecture 1945-1990. Kenneth Frampton. 2-67.
Eddington’s Two Tables. A. Brian Pippard. 311-317.
Gender and Science: 1990. Evelyn Fox Keller. 68-93.
How Things Seem and What They Are: A Philosophical-Scientific Discussion (Sir Arthur S. Eddington, A.
Brian Pippard, Mortimer J. Adler). 304-323.
Mental Images In Cognitive Psychology. Eva T.H. Brann. 94-137.
The End of the Conflict Between Capitalism and Communism. Mortimer J. Adler. 224-275.
The Invincible Ignorance of Science. A. Brian Pippard. 324-337.
The Nature of the Physical World (Introduction). Sir Arthur S. Eddington. 307-310.
The New Pythagoreans Iii: The Scientists of the Mind (Part One). Thomas K. Simpson. 174-221.
The Stones of Venice (Selections). John Ruskin. 338-421.
Tragedy and Comedy. Harvey D. Goldstein. 140-173.


Concerning Liberal Education. William Whewell. 376-431.
Great Books and Liberal Arts. Otto Bird. 200-226.
Music As A Liberal Art. Bruce Venable. 287-316.
The Biology of Immune Responses, Michael Edidin. 2-59.
The Making of the Bill of Rights, 1791. Arranged By George Anastaplo. 318-375.
The New Pythagoreans Iii: The Scientists of the Mind (Part Two). Thomas K. Simpson. 142-199.
The State of Christian Theology In North America. William J. Abraham. 242-286.
The Transcultural and The Multicultural. Mortimer J. Adler. 227-240.
Twentieth-Century Dance. Sally Banes. 60-140.
Ward Number Six. Anton Chekhov. 432-480.


An Introduction To Buddhist Thought. George Anastaplo. 218-247.
Contemporary Views of Happiness. Deal W. Hudson. 170-216.
Kepler’s Anguish and Hawking’s Queries: Reflections On Natural Theology. Owen Gingerich. 271-286.
Latin-American Literature Today Part One: Background To The “Boom.” Ren6 De Costa. 2-41.
Monkey. Folk Novel of China (In Part). Wu Ch’8ng-6n. 306-349.
Natural Theology, Chance, and God. Mortimer J. Adler. 287-301.
Rediscovering Natural Law. Scott Buchanan. 436-470.
Response To Mortimer J. Adler. Owen Gingerich. 302-304.
Science As Mystery: A Speculative Reading of Newton’s Principia. Thomas K. Simpson. 96169.
The Awakening. Kate Chopin. 350-435.
The Evolution of Homo Sapiens. Christopher B. Stringer. 42-94.
The Romantic Imagination. Maurice Cranston. 248-270.


“Notes From Yon Exaltations Caught”: Church Singing and The Fathers. Bruce Venable. 164-212.
A Philosophical Problem To Be Solved. Mortimer J. Adler. 329-332.
An Introduction To North American Indian Thought. George Anastaplo. 252-286.
Architectural Papers. Louis H. Sullivan. 392-431.
Ball-Of-Fat. Guy De Maupassant. 435-457.
Bentham. John Stuart Mill. 334-363.
Egonomics: The Economics of Personal Conflict. Jon Elster. 87-135.
Infinity and Controversy. Otto Bird. 138-163.
Latin-American Literature Today Part Two: Beyond The “Boom.” Ren6 De Costa. 50-86.
Mademoiselle Fifi. Guy De Maupassant. 458-465.
Selected Essays. Ralph Waldo Emerson. 364-391.
Space and Dimensionality. Thomas K. Simpson. 2-49.
The Ambiguity of Nationalism. Maurice Cranston. 214-251.
The Jeffersonian City. Peter D. Paul. 287-328.
Toine. Guy De Maupassant. 466-471.


English Traits. Ralph Waldo Emerson. 274-345.
From The History of the Russian Revolution. Leon Trotsky. 346-381.
Human Nature, Gender, and Ethnicity (Part One). Deal W. Hudson. 127-167.
Language and Science: Genetics, Embryology, and The Discourse of Gene Action. Evelyn Fox Keller. 2-
Mind and Brain: The Genius of Fortune. Robert H. Kohn. 260-272.
On The Use, Neglect, and Abuse of Veils: The Parliaments of the World’s Religions, 1893, 1993. George
Anastaplo. 30-57.
Science and Religion In The Work of Lucretius. Otto Bird. 60-85.
The Pilgrim’s Progress. John Bunyan. 382-471; 230-333.
The Psychology of Tocqueville’s Democracy In America. Jon Elster. 86-126.
Trotsky’s The History of the Russian Revolution. Thomas K. Simpson. 170-230.
Why Lawyers Lie. William T. Braithwaite. 231-259.


An Introduction To “Ancient” African Thought. George Anastaplo. 146-177.
Contemporary Poetry’s Mother Tongues. Alfred Corn. 2-33.
Goods In Common: Efficiency and Community. James O’toole. 80-115.
Human Nature, Gender, and Ethnicity (Part Two). Deal W. Hudson. 116-144.
The Modern Interaction of Science and Theology. John Polkinghorne. 34-54.
The Souls of Black Folk. W.E.B. Du Bois. 334-471.
The Spaces of Democracy. Stephen Kern. 56-79.
The Voice of Silence: Charlie Chaplin. Thomas K. Simpson. 178-228.


Crowley Castle. Elizabeth Gaskell. 382-409.
Film, Attention, and Communication. No6 Carroll. 2-49.
Montaigne’s Psychology. Jon Elster. 108-155.
Mr. Harrison’s Confessions. Elizabeth Gaskell. 322-381.
On Goethe’s Scientific Researches. Hermann Von Helmholtz. 282-297.
On Robert’s Rules of Order. George Anastaplo. 232-257.
On Thought In Medicine. Hermann Von Helmholtz. 298-319.
Poetic Justice. John Van Doren. 258-276.
Rethinking The Art of Medicine. Mark Swaim and Galen Wagner. 50-84.
Shakespeare’s Fairy Tales: Cordelia As Cinderella. Cynthia L. Rutz. 86-107.
The Condition of Knowledge. Charles Van Doren. 156-178.
The Epic of Gilgamesh. Anonymous. 318-347.
The Manchester Marriage. Elizabeth Gaskell. 410-433.
The Varieties of Metaphysical Poetry. Reviewed By John Bayley. 436-441.
Virtuality. Thomas K. Simpson. 180-231.


A Plea For John Brown. Henry David Thoreau. 400-421.
Good Housekeeping: The Real Economics of the Caribbean. Thomas K. Simpson. 124-182.
My Kinsman, Major Molineux. Nathaniel Hawthorne. 422-441.
Our Political Situation: Good Government, Selfgovernment, and American Democracy. Laurence Berns.
Postmodernism: A Critical Diagnosis. Alex Callinicos. 206-256.
Shakespeare’s Fairy Tales: The Origin of the Merchant of Venice. Cynthia L. Rutz. 184-205.
Teaching, Nature, and The Moral Virtues. George Anastaplo. 2-45.
The Liberal Arts of Words and Numbers. Otto Bird. 46-76.
The Teacher. Saint Augustine. 258-297.
Woman In The Nineteenth Century. Margaret Fuller. 298-399.


Abode of the Modern Muse: The Science Museum. Thomas K. Simpson. 2-67.
Address and Declaration at The Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 334-341.
Applied Anthropology: The State of the Art. Margaret Mead. 404-434.
Aristotle on the Emotions. Jon Elster. 230-271.
Enfranchisement of Women. Harriet Taylor Mill. 352-381.
Evolution and Permanence of Type. Louis Agassiz. 382-403.
Fellowship of Reason: The American Association For The Advancement of Science At 150. Thomas K.
Simpson. 68-73.
Natural Rights. James O’toole. 174-206.
On Beginnings. George Anastaplo. 138-173.
On Discovery, The Healing Power of Nature, and The Value of Poetry. Diane Ackerman. 272-292.
Shakespeare’s Fairy Tales: Is All Well That Ends Well In Shakespeare’s Comedies? Cynthia L. Rutz. 208-
The Meaning of Quantum Theory. Richard Healey. 74-105.
The Solitude of Self. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 342-351.
Theogony. Hesiod. 294-329.
What Kinds of Science Are Worth Supporting? A New Look, and A New Mode. Gerald Holton. 106-136.
Why History Matters. Reviewed By Paulette Roeske. 436-440.