Sunday, July 12, 2009

Reading Rat Second Sunday

Updates to posts on my recommended reading...

Art and Literature

Bruce S. Thornton on the Odyssey of Homer

Stereotypist on the life of Flannery O'Connor

Kathryn Harrison on the life of Byron

Society and History

Seth Barrett Tillman on The Federalist No. 77

John Fabian Witt on the law of war and Abraham Lincoln

Science and Technology

The Economist on the uncertainty principle of Werner Heisenberg

Philosophy and Religion

Peter Dizikes on finding first editions of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Richard John Neuhaus on systemizing Martin Luther

On the recommended reading list itself, I've continued adding comments from The Harvard guide to influential books: 113 distinguished Harvard professors discuss the books that have helped to shape their thinking (1986), edited by C. Maury Devine, Kim D. Parrish, and Claudia Dissell

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