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Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessolonians
2 Thessolonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation

Selections of the Gnostic Texts from the Nag Hammadi Library

The Shepherd of Hermas
The Epistle of Barnabas
1 Clement
Didache

Epictetus

St. Ambrose

St. Bonaventure

Quintis Ennius – fragments no notes

Lives by Plutarch

Lives of the Twelve Caesars by Suetonius

Lives of the Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Ignatius

Josephus

On the Sublime by Longinus

Lucian

Tacitus
Germania
Annals
Histories

Saint Augustine
Confessions
City of God

Consolations of Philosophy by Boethius

Proslogion by Saint Anselm

The Qu’ran

The Thousand and One Nights

The Rubaiyat

Avicenna

Averroes

Beowulf

The Hymn by Bede

The Prose of Edda

Niebelungenlied

The Tale of Genji

The Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas

The Trial of Joan of Arc

The Almagest by Ptolemy

Pausanias

Enneads by Plotinus

Dante Alighieri
The Divine Comedy (The Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso)
La Vita Nuova

Decameron by Giovanni Bocaccio

Chrétien de Troyes

Amadis de Gaula, by García Montalvo

In Praise of Folly by Erasmus

Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Magna Carta

Le Morte D’Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory

St. Catherine of Siena

The Incoherence of the Philosophers

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis

Utopia by Sir Thomas More

Machiavelli
The Prince
The Discourses on Livy

The 95 Theses by Martin Luther

Rabelais
Gargantua
Pantagruel

Essays by Montaigne

The Lusiads

Leonardo’s Notebooks

Poems of St. John of the Cross

Copernicus

The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

Journal of Christopher Columbus

A Short Account of the Destruction of Indies by Bartolome de las Casas

Journals of Other Spanish and Portuguese Explorers

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
When Poetry Conquers Philosophy: Reflections on Don Quixote

Lope de Vega

William Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s Comedies
All’s Well That Ends Well
As You Like It

As You Like It, Act I
As You Like It, Act II
“All The World’s A Stage” Considered
The Comedy of Errors
Love’s Labour’s Lost
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Winter’s Tale

Shakespeare’s Tragedies
Antony and Cleopatra

Coriolanus
Cymbeline
Hamlet
Julius Caesar
King Lear
Macbeth
Othello
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida

Shakespeare’s Histories
Henry IV Part I

Henry IV Part II
Henry V
Henry VI Part I
Henry VI Part II
Henry VI Part III
Henry VIII
King John
Richard II
Richard III

Other Shakespeare
Pericles

The Two Noble Kinsmen

Christopher Marlowe
Tamburlaine

Ben Johnson

Edmund Spenser

The Lives of the Artists by Giorgio Vasari

Johannes Kepler

Rene Descartes

Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Galileo Galilei

De Motu Cordis by William Harvey

Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained by John Milton

The Book of Common Prayer

Moliere
Tartuffe
Misanthrope

Andromache by Racine

Isaac Newton

Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

Pensees by Pascal

John Dryden

John Locke

Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe
Moll Flanders

Principles of Human Knowledge by Berkeley

Alexander Pope
Rape of the Lock
Essay on Man

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Candide by Voltaire
Treatise on Tolerance by Voltaire

Essay Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Treatise on Light by Huygens

Tom Jones by Henry Fielding 

Jean Jacques Rousseau
Heloise
The Social Contract
Discourse on the Arts and Sciences
Discourse on Inequality
Emile, or On Education
Reveries of a Solitary Walker
Confessions

Rameau’s Nephew by Denis Diderot

Alexander Pope

Life of Samuel Johnson by Boswell

Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

The New Science by Vico

Elements of Chemistry by Lavoisier

Faraday’s Experiments in Electricity

Declaration of Independence

Constitution of the United States of America

Déclaration des droits de l’homme et du citoyen (The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen)

Immanuel Kant

Edmund Burke

Samuel Johnson

Mary Wollstonecraft

Olaudah Equiano

William Blake

Emily Dickinson

William Wordsworth

Faust by Goethe

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

Soren Kierkegaard

Henry Adams History of the United States During the Administrations of Thomas Jefferson

Karl Marx

Charles Darwin

The Varieties of Religious Experience, Pragmatism by William James

An Introduction to Metaphysics by Henri Bergson

Robert Burns

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Arthur Rimbaud

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Writings of Abraham Lincoln

John Stuart Mill

Experience and Education by John Dewey

Thomas Carlyle on the French Revolution

Science and the Modern World, Introduction to Mathematics by Alfred North Whitehead

The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell

Scientific Autobiography by Max Planck

Sigmund Freud

Jung

Doris Lessing

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Albert Einstein

Schopenhauer

Nietzsche

Martin Heidegger

The Philosophical Investigations by Wittgenstein

The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes

Letter From Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King jr.

Max Weber

Jean-Paul Sartre

Jose Ortega y Gassett

Albert Camus

Ayn Rand

Hannah Arendt

Simone de Beauvoir

Jacques Derrida

Richard Weaver

C.S. Lewis

G.K. Chesterton

Atomic Theory by Niels Bohr

Physics and Philosophy by Heisenberg

What Is Life? by Schrodinger

Russel Kirk

William F. Buckley

The Word of God and the Word of Man by Karl Barthes

Structural Anthropology by Claude Levi-Strauss

Karl Popper

John Rawls

Isaiah Berlin

Mohandes Gandhi

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Thorstein Veblen

Max Weber

Leo Strauss

Allan Bloom

Friedrich Hayek

Michel Foucault

Stephen Hawking

Gilles Deleuze

Richard Feynman

Roger Scruton

Slavoj Zizek

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