Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Texts

Suddenly, I find myself raging.

What should be included in a canon and what should not? How about the books that have shaped the world...

But there are hundreds... how about the barest minimum

The Bible, the Koran, Socrates' Dialogues, Pythagoras' Geometries, the Odyssey, the Illiad, Machiavelli, Bernouilli, Newton, Leibnitz, it becomes a list of names.

I'm unsatisfied at the IDEA of a Canon because there are simply so MANY books.

2 Comments:

Blogger Six Years Late said...

Thank you Alcuin. I am going to attempt to start readin. I'l get back to you in around 8 years.

Wednesday, 08 February, 2006  
Blogger Span Ows said...

...impossible and rightly enraging. Too many books and it CAN ONLY be judged by the current crop of "Canonisers"...so no use whatsoever really!!!

Friday, 10 February, 2006  

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