Month: May 2014

The Reading List : Contemporary

Nikolai Lenin (1870-1924)

  • The State and Revolution

Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

  • Remembrance of Things Past

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

  • The Problems of Philosophy
  • The Analysis of the Mind
  • An Inquiry into Meaning and Truth
  • Human Knowledge; Its Scope and Limits

Charles Peguy (1873-1914)

  • The Mystery of the Holy Innocents
  • The Portal of the Mystery of Hope

Willa Cather (1873-1947)

  • O Pioneers!
  • My Antonia
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • Shadows on the Rock

G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

  • Orthodoxy
  • The Everlasting Man
  • The Complete Father Brown Stories
  • Essays
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Thomas Aquinas

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)

  • Book of Hours

Henri Gheon (1875-1944)

  • Plays

Thomas Mann (1875-1955)

  • The Magic Mountain
  • Joseph and His Brothers
  • Buddenbrooks
  • Death in Venice and Other Stories

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

  • The Meaning of Relativity
  • On the Method of Theoretical Physics
  • The Evolution of Physics

James Joyce (1882-1941)

  • The Dubliners
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Ulysses

Sigrid Undset (1882-1949)

  • Kristin Lavransdatter
  • Saint Catherine of Siena

Jacques Maritain (1882-1973)

  • Works

Franz Kafka (1883-1924)

  • The Trial
  • The Castle

Francois Mauriac (1885-1970)

  • Works

Romano Guardini (1885-1968)

  • Works

T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)

  • Works

Christopher Dawson (1889-1970)

  • Religion and the Rise of Western Culture
  • The Formation of Christendom
  • The Historic Reality of Christian Culture

Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975)

  • A Study of History
  • Civilization on Trial

Martin Heidegger (1889-1976)

  • Works

Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889-1977)

  • Works

Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940)

  • Master and Margarita

St. Edith Stein (1891-1942)

  • Works

Henri de Lubac (1896-1991)

  • Works

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

  • Works

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

  • Works

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966)

  • Works

Graham Greene (1904-1991)

  • The Power and the Glory
  • The End of the Affair

Joseph Pieper (1904-1997)

  • Works

Vasily Grossman (1905-1964)

  • Life and Fate

Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

  • Nausea
  • No Exit
  • Being and Nothingness

Vatican II Documents

Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988)

  • Works

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

  • The Seven Storey Mountain

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • The First Circle
  • Cancer Ward
  • The Gulag Archipelago

St. John Paul II (1920-2005)

  • Works

Shusaku Endo (1923-1996)

  • Silence

Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964)

  • Works

Pope Benedict XVI (1927-)

  • Works

Alasdair MacIntyre (1929-)

  • Works

To be continued…

The Reading List : The Moderns

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
  • Resselas
  • The Lives of the Poets

David Hume (1711-1776)

  • Treatise of Human Nature
  • Essays of Moral and Political
  • An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

  • On the Origin of Inequality
  • On Political Economy
  • Emile
  • The Social Contract

Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)

  • Tristram Shandy
  • A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

Adam Smith (1723-1790)

  • The Theory of the Moral Sentiments
  • Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)

  • Critique of Pure Reason
  • Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals
  • Critique of Practical Reason
  • The Science of Right
  • Critique of Judgement
  • Perpetual Peace

Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

  • Works

Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)

  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Autobiography

James Boswell (1740-1795)

  • Journals
  • Life of Samuel Johnson, Ll.D.

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794)

  • Elements of Chemistry

John Jay (1745-1829), James Madison (1751-1836), Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), et al.

  • Federalist Papers
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Constitution of the United States
  • Declaration of Independence

Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)

  • Introduction of the Principles of Morals and Legislation
  • Theory of Fictions

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

  • Works

Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier (1768-1830)

  • Analytical Theory of Heat

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)

  • Phenomenology of Spirit
  • Philosophy of Right
  • Lectures on the Philosophy of History

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

  • Poems

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

  • Poems
  • Biographia Literaria

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

  • Works

Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831)

  • On War

Stendhal (1783-1842)

  • The Red and the Black
  • The Charterhouse of Parma
  • On Love

Lord Byron (1788-1860)

  • Don Juan

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

  • Studies in Pessimism

Michael Faraday (1791-1867)

  • Chemical History of a Candle
  • Experimental Researches in Electricity

Charles Lyell (1797-1867)

  • Principles of Geology

Auguste Comte (1798-1857)

  • The Positive Philosophy

Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837)

  • Works

Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)

  • Pere Goriot
  • Eugenie Grandet

St. John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

  • Works

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)

  • The Count of Monte Cristo

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  • Representative Men
  • Essays
  • Journal

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

  • The Scarlet Letter

Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872)

  • Works

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)

  • Democracy in America

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

  • A System of Logic
  • On Liberty
  • Representative Government
  • Utilitarianism
  • The Subjection of Women
  • Autobiography

Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)

  • Stories
  • The Government Inspector
  • Dead Souls

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

  • The Origin of Species
  • The Descent of Man
  • Autobiography

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

  • Works

Soren Kierekegaard (1813-1855)

  • Works

Claude Bernard (1813-1878)

  • Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

  • Civil Disobedience
  • Walden

Karl Marx (1818-1883)

  • Capital
  • Communist Manifesto

George Eliot (1819-1880)

  • Adam Bede
  • Middlemarch

 Herman Melville (1819-1891)

  • Moby Dick
  • Billy Budd

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881)

  • Works

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)

  • Madame Bovary
  • Three Stories

Francis Parkman (1823-1893)

  • The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life
  • France and England in North America

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)

  • Plays

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

  • Works

First Vatican Council

St. Pius X (1835-1914)

  • Works

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Mysterious Stranger

William James (1842-1910)

  • The Principles of Psychology
  • The Varieties of Religious Experience
  • Pragmatism
  • Essays in Radical Empiricism

Henry James (1843-1916)

  • The American
  • The Ambassadors

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

  • Poems

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)

  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra
  • Beyond Good and Evil
  • The Genealogy of Morals
  • The Will to Power

Jules Henri Poincare (1854-1912)

  • Science and Hypothesis
  • Science and Method

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

  • The Interpretation of Dreams
  • Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis
  • Civilization and Its Discontents
  • New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

  • Plays

Max Planck (1858-1947)

  • Origin and Development of the Quantum Theory
  • Where is Science Going?
  • Scientific Autobiography

Edmund Husserl (1859-1938)

  • Works

Henri Bergson (1859-1941)

  • Time and Free Will
  • Matter and Memory
  • Creative Evolution
  • The Two Sources of Morality and Religion

John Dewey (1859-1952)

  • How We Think
  • Democracy and Education
  • Experience and Nature
  • Logic, the Theory of Inquiry

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)

  • Works

Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)

  • An Introduction to Mathematics
  • Science and the Modern World
  • The Aims of Education and Other Essays
  • Adventures of Ideas

George Santayana (1863-1952)

  • The Life of Reason
  • Skepticism and Animal Faith
  • Persons and Places

Paul Claudel (1868-1955)

  • Works

Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)

  • Works

The Reading List : The Early Moderns

John Calvin (1509-1564)

  • Institutes of the Christian Religion

St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

  • Works

Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)

  • Essays

William Gilbert (1540-1603)

  • On the Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies

St. John of the Cross (1542-1591)

  • Works

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

  • Don Quixote

Edmund Spenser (c. 1552-1599)

  • Prothalamion
  • The Faerie Queen

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

  • Essays
  • Advancement of Learning
  • Novum Organum
  • New Atlantis

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

  • Works

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

  • The Starry Messenger
  • Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences

St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)

  • Works

Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)

  • Epitome of Copernican Astronomy
  • Concerning the Harmonies of the World

John Donne (1572-1631)

  • Works

William Harvey (1578-1657)

  • On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals
  • On the Circulation of the Blood
  • On the Generation of Animals

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

  • The Leviathan

Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

  • Rules for the Direction of the Mind
  • Discourse on Method
  • Geometry
  • Meditations on First Philosophy

St. Marie de l’Incarnation (1599-1672)

  • Works

Pedro Calderon (1600-1681)

  • Works

Pierre Corneille (1606-1684)

  • Works

John Milton (1608-1674)

  • Works

Moliere (1622-1673)

  • Comedies

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

  • The Provincial Letters
  • Pensees
  • Scientific treatises

Jacques-Benigne Bossuet (1627-1704)

  • Works

Christian Huygens (1629-1695)

  • Treatise on Light

Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677)

  • Ethics

John Locke (1632-1704)

  • Letter Concerning Toleration
  • Two Treatises on Government
  • Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  • Thoughts Concerning Education

Jesuit Relations

Jean Baptiste Racine (1639-1699)

  • Tragedies

Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

  • Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
  • Optics

Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716)

  • 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 Motesquieu (1689-1755)

  • Persian Letters
  • Spirit of Laws