Great Books Education

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Clemente Course in the Humanities®

The Clemente Course in the Humanities® is a unique educational institution founded in 1995 to teach the humanities at the college level to people living in economic distress.

The Odyssey Project

5:40
2013 NHA Annual Meeting

1:17:58
Clemente Course Massachusetts

4:33
Kenneth Feinberg at Brockton

7:41
The Connection Show Episode

27:59
The Harlem Clemente Course

2:27
Catalyst Clemente Program

4:28
Clemente Course in Jefferson Co.

9:39
A Whole World Opens Up

8:31
Forward Motion Episode

24:56

University of Chicago Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults

In an era of blogs and sound bites, the University of Chicago is committed to the notion that there is no substitute for reading and discussing important texts.​ The Basic Program brings liberal arts at the University of Chicago to adult students.

What Happens in the Classroom?

2:27
How Classics Affect Perspective

2:30
The Relevance of the Curriculum

3:07
Why is the Program Called “Basic”?

2:12

The Floating University

The Floating University is a joint venture between The Jack Parker Corporation and Big Think, a knowledge forum where the world's top experts engage the thinking public to explore the big ideas and core skills defining the 21st century.

What Makes a Classic Book?

2:08
The Classics and the Moderns

3:49
The Value of a Classic Education

56:41
 

The Great Books Foundation

The Great Books Foundation is an independent nonprofit educational organization that promotes Shared Inquiry discussions of enduring literature that advance social and civic engagement and help people of all ages think critically about their own lives and the world.

Great Books Unbound

9:08
GBF Professional Development

2:52

Monterey Peninsula College Great Books Program Colloquium: “Great Books and Democracy”

A series of lectures presented in 2010 at a colloquium hosted by the Monterey Peninsula College Great Books Program.

Lecture by Robert Pinsky

1:16:40
Lecture by Dana Gioia

1:25:31
Lecture by Victor Davis Hanson

1:10:37
 

Zaytuna College Faculty Lecture by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf: “How to Read a Book”

The Zaytuna Faculty Lecture Series presents lectures by Zaytuna College faculty members exploring a variety of contemporary topics. This two-part lecture deals with Mortimer Adler’s book How to Read a Book.

How to Read a Book, Part 1

1:27:32
How to Read a Book, Part 2

1:40:22

Mortimer Adler

Mortimer Adler was an American philosopher, educator and author instrumental in the promotion of the Great Books movement in America. He was particularly well known for his book, How to Read a Book.

“Over One’s Head” is Good

1:27
The Speeds of Reading

0:46

C.S. Lewis

Originally published as the introduction to a 1944 translation of a theological work of Athanasius, “On the Reading of Old Books” is now frequently published as a stand-alone essay eloquently articulating the value of classic literature in general. PDF

On the Reading of Old Books, Pt 1

10:06
On the Reading of Old Books, Pt 2

7:38

Sundry

A selection of assorted videos of related to Great Books education in various ways.

Philosophy in Prison

3:50
Why Do “Great Books” Matter?

15:52
Why Classics [at Princeton]

8:15
David Denby on Great Books

1:12:00
Why Read Classics

7:00
 

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