Liberal Arts Bibliography

The apprenticeship curriculum of the seven liberal arts of contemporary global relevance.

 

Religion (Grammar)

Epic of Gilgamesh

Egyptian Book of Coming Forth By Day

Lao Tze- Tao te Ching

I Ching

Confucius- Analects

Vedas

Bhagavad Gita

Dhammapada

Bön termas

Bible

Koran

Homer- The Illiad

Homer- The Odyssey

Hesiod- Theogony

Pindar- Odes

René Guénon- The Reign of Quantity & Signs of the Times (1945)

Mircea Eliade- The Sacred and the Profane (1963)

St. Augustine- Confessions (397)

St. Augustine- City of God

St. Anselm- Proslogion (1077)

St. Thomas Aquinas- Summa Theologica

St. Thomas Aquinas- Commentary on Aristotle’s Metaphysics

Henri de Lubac- Medieval Exegesis (1959)

Romano Guardini- The End of the Modern World (1950)

Etienne Gilson- The Unity of Philosophical Experience (1937)

GK Chesterton- Everlasting Man (1925)

 

Mathematics (Dialectic)

Leonard Euler- Letters (1802)

Alexander Grothendique- Recoltes et Semailles (1986)

Claude Shannon- Mathematical Theory of Communication (1948)

Gregory Chaitin- Thinking About Gödel And Turing: Essays on Complexity, 1970-2007 (2007)

Thomas Schelling- Strategy of Conflict (1960) (Chapter on coordination games)

Ian Hacking- Why is there a Philosophy of Mathematics At All? (2014)

 

Geopolitics (Rhetoric)

Constitution of the United States of America

Halford Mackinder- Geographical Pivot of History (1904)

Henry Kissinger- World Order (2014)

Henry Kissinger- Diplomacy (2004)

Zbigniew Brzezinski- Between Two Ages (1970)

Zbigniew Brzezinski- The Grand Chessboard (1997)

David Talbot- The Devil’s Chessboard (2016)

Francis Fukayama- The End of History? (1989)

Samuel Huntington- The Clash of Civilizations (1996)

Leo Strauss- Natural Right and History (1953)

Noam Chomsky- The Essential Chomsky (2008)

Martin Luther King- I’ve Been to the Mountaintop (1968)

 

History (Music)

Thucydides- History of Pelopennesian War (431-404 BC)

Giambattista Vico- The New Science (1725)

Oswald Spengler- Decline of the West (1926)

Arnold Toynbee- A Study of History (1934)

Eric Vogelin- The New Science of Politics (1952)

 

Economics (Arithmetic)

Adam Smith- Wealth of Nations (1775)

Carl Menger- Principles of Economics (1871)

William Jevons- Theory of Political Economy (1871)

Ludwig von Mises- Theory of Money and Credit (1912)

Friedrich Hayek- Individualism and the Economic Order (1948)

Friedrich Hayek- Use of Knowledge in Society (1945)

Karl Polanyi- The Great Transformation (1944)

John Kenneth Galbraith- Money (1975)

 

Philosophy (Geometry)

Parmenides- Fragments

Anaxagoras- Fragments

Heraclitus- Fragments

Plato- Symposium

Plato- Laws

Aristotle- Metaphysics

Aristotle- Nichomachean Ethics

Cicero- On Duties

Plotinus- Enneads

Pico della Mirandola- Oration on the Dignity of Man (1486)

Francis Bacon- Novum Organum (1620)

Gottfried Leibniz- Philosophical Works (1716)

Immanuel Kant- Prolegomena (1783)

Ralph Waldo Emerson- Complete Works (1803-1882)

Marshall Mcluhan- The Laws of Media (1988)

 

Biology & Medicine (Astronomy)

D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson- On Growth and Form (1917)

Erwin Schrödinger- What is Life? (1944)

Edward Wilson- Consilience (1988)

Martin Nowak- Super Cooperators (2011)

Peter Garaiev- DNA-Wave Biocomputer

Robert Rosen- Essays on Life Itself (2000)

 

Extra Curricular:

Christopher Alexander- The Nature of Order (2003)

Bill Hillier- Space is the Machine (2007)

F.M. Cornford- Invention of Space (1936)

Max Jammer- Concepts of Space (1953)

Thomas Kuhn- The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Jordan Peterson- 12 Rules for Life (2018)

Peter Thiel- Zero to One (2014)

Nassim Taleb- Skin the Game (2018)

 

 

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