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Great Books Classics

Discussions take place at Penrose Library in the Aspen meeting room. Discussions are open to everyone and registration is not required.

Copies of The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program First Series and Reader Aid are available in the PPLD collection.

Meeting Date/Time: 

2nd Tuesdays from 6:45 - 8:45 p.m.


January 10, 2017 - “You’re Ugly, Too” by Lorrie Moore; “My Date With Neanderthal Woman” by David Galef; “After Caravaggio’s Sacrifice of Isaac” by Rachel Cusk

February 14, 2017 - Tom Outland’s Story by Willa Cather

March 14, 2017 - “Rothschild’s Fiddle” by Anton Chekhov

April 11, 2017 - “On Happiness” by Aristotle

May 9, 2017 - “The Apology” by Plato

June 13, 2017 - Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

July 11, 2017 - “Conscience” from Lectures on Ethics by Immanuel Kant

August 8, 2017 - Party

September 12, 2017 - “Alienated Labour” by Karl Marx

October 10, 2017 - Genesis (King James Version of the Bible)

November 14, 2017 - Selection from Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud

December 12, 2017 - “The Social Contract” from On the Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Wendy (719) 233-1411

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