Perfect for those new to the world of Great Books, this first volume in our Introduction to Great Books series contains mid-length readings and broad discussion questions that will help guide first-time Shared Inquiry participants. Also available is the Leader's Guide for this volume (ALG-I1).
- Why War?
- The Melian Dialogue
- The Social Me
- Rothschild's Fiddle
- Concerning the Division of Labor
- How an Aristocracy May Be Created by Industry
- Observation and Experiment
- Everything That Rises Must Converge
- An Essay in Aesthetics
- An Outpost of Progress
- On Studying
Fiction selections are presented in their entirety. Most nonfiction selections are taken from longer works.