Great Books of the Western World

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Travis Walter | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 19 2015 6:48 AM

Did someone post this?  I know people were asking for it.

Discounted only until 10/22.

https://www.logos.com/product/55052/great-books-of-the-western-world

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 6:52 AM

Great find!

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 7:12 AM

Thanks for pointing this out. I just placed by order at $99.

If anyone is thinking of this you better act quickly as the price increases to $199 in a few days (October 22).

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Everett Headley | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 7:59 AM

This is a great series.  I read through the paper version a decade ago.

SEBTS had an undergrad program that would bring a student through  this series over 4 years. This series would have been useful for that.

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Fasil | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 8:00 AM

Greatly Appreciated!

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 8:02 AM

Thanks for the heads up!

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 10:14 AM

This is definitely one of the cheaper ways of picking up the Summa Theologica, according the translation usually attributed (misleadingly) to the Fathers of the English Dominican Province. (The translation was done entirely by the late Fr. Laurence Shapcote, OP, who preferred anonymity to receiving credit.)

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 10:26 AM

Out of curiosity, does anyone now what content is unique to this series?  Meaning not already in Loeb, Harvard Bookshelf, Philosophy collections already in production.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 10:36 AM

Travis Walter:
https://www.logos.com/product/55052/great-books-of-the-western-world

It doesn't seem possible to find this collection on Logos.com without a direct link. I can't find it using the search function.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 10:40 AM

SineNomine:

Travis Walter:

It doesn't seem possible to find this collection on Logos.com without a direct link. I can't find it using the search function.

Maybe the website's search function works with an index (just as Logos does) which hasn't been rebuilt since this set became available. I expect this to be a temporary condition.

( I made the link you quoted active by putting a space after it )  

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 10:45 AM

NB.Mick:
Maybe the website's search function works with an index (just as Logos does) which hasn't been rebuilt since this set became available. I expect this to be a temporary condition.

Oddly enough, it works on Verbum.com.

NB.Mick:
( I made the link you quoted active by putting a space after it )  

(I know.)

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Brandon Rappuhn | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 11:35 AM

SineNomine:

NB.Mick:
Maybe the website's search function works with an index (just as Logos does) which hasn't been rebuilt since this set became available. I expect this to be a temporary condition.

Oddly enough, it works on Verbum.com.

NB.Mick:
( I made the link you quoted active by putting a space after it )  

(I know.)

There seems to be a bug in our system that's preventing new products we're posting from being discoverable. We're working on it.

Meanwhile, we're also working on a list of what's in the Great Books that isn't available elsewhere. Off the top of my head, I can think of a number of things that are elsewhere in Community Pricing or Pre-Pub and haven't been developed, such as Plotinus' Enneads, Moby Dick, the Articles of Confederation, The Golden Bough (though the Great Books only has selections from it), Tolstoy's War and Peace. And there are a number of things that aren't available on our store yet, such as Eugene O'Neille's Mourning becomes Elektra, George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, and a great number of the scientific documents, especially related to the fields of chemistry and physics, such as from Faraday, Neils Bohr, and Einstein.

Perhaps what is one of the coolest features of owning this collection is the Syntopicon. If you don't know what that is, you should head over to my latest Academic Blog post and scroll down to the sample pages. I scanned the entire article on "Infinity" as well as the references section. If you're not familiar with the Syntopicon, I think you'll like what you see.

https://academic.logos.com/2015/10/19/99-reasons-to-check-out-the-great-books-of-the-western-world/

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 11:47 AM

Brandon Rappuhn:
ff the top of my head, I can think of a number of things that are elsewhere in Community Pricing or Pre-Pub and haven't been developed, such as Plotinus' Enneads, Moby Dick, the Articles of Confederation, The Golden Bough (though the Great Books only has selections from it), Tolstoy's War and Peace.

When the Great Books collection lists a book on the product page, how can I tell whether or not it is abridged?

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Brandon Rappuhn | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 11:51 AM

SineNomine:

Brandon Rappuhn:
ff the top of my head, I can think of a number of things that are elsewhere in Community Pricing or Pre-Pub and haven't been developed, such as Plotinus' Enneads, Moby Dick, the Articles of Confederation, The Golden Bough (though the Great Books only has selections from it), Tolstoy's War and Peace.

When the Great Books collection lists a book on the product page, how can I tell whether or not it is abridged?

It'll say "Selections from..." or "Selected papers from..."

https://www.logos.com/product/55052/great-books-of-the-western-world#058

This series very rarely abridges anything, but the page shows you where things are "selected" works or essays from a larger work.

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Geo Philips | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 12:01 PM

How will the tagging be on this resource from other resources?

As in, would existing Logos resources like commentaries be updated to take advantage?

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JH | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 12:15 PM

Brandon Rappuhn:

Perhaps what is one of the coolest features of owning this collection is the Syntopicon. If you don't know what that is, you should head over to my latest Academic Blog post and scroll down to the sample pages. I scanned the entire article on "Infinity" as well as the references section. If you're not familiar with the Syntopicon, I think you'll like what you see.

https://academic.logos.com/2015/10/19/99-reasons-to-check-out-the-great-books-of-the-western-world/

This is from today's blog:

"But perhaps the best reason to get this collection is the two-volume Syntopicon. This monumental reference work, a product of 10 years, offers a guide to 102 major ideas that have defined Western thought. You’ll find entries for ideas like Angel, God, Fate, Evolution, Immortality, Knowledge, and Love. Each entry includes an insightful introduction to how the topic has been discussed in Western thought, followed by an extensive list of key subtopics. For each subtopic, you’ll get a list of references to the concept in various works. And with one click, you can jump to a reference. Trace how various writers have dealt with an idea across the centuries. The value the Syntopicon adds to these books is worth the price by itself."

My question: we heard something similar before the recent release of the Encyclopedia Britannica (which turned out not to have all of the internal links when shipped). Will the Syntopicon have direct links to the referred resources when this is released?

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 12:25 PM

Every resource will be hand created. For source material we have html and print. This means we'll be able to get the bulk of the text exported and use the print for page milestones and formatting the look of the resource.

With that in mind:

  1. Data Types: where there is a data type in Logos, it will be used (e.g. Calvin's Institutes, Summa, and a whole bunch of early philosophers). I imagine there will be a couple of data types (if so, it would most likely be early Greek or Latinthat will be new to the Logos eco-system) that are new. This is a guess. I'd have to do a fine tooth analysis of every resource to determine with certainty.
  2. Metadata: Metadata will reflect the individual volume/resource being produced.
  3. Links between texts: The links in the first three resources will point to the appropriate page milestone in the volume to which they refer.
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Average Joe | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 12:47 PM

Woo hoo! I'm glad to see this in Logos. My parents still have the print copy of the first edition in their house. It will be nice to have the updated version for myself that doesn't take up an entire bookcase. Yes

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 3:43 PM

Everett Headley:
SEBTS had an undergrad program that would bring a student through  this series over 4 years. This series would have been useful for that.

There are many schools that offer Liberal Arts degrees in the Great Books. It would be wonderful if they all knew about this new release. Students could save a fortune on the textbooks.

This will be a central product in the NOET catalog.

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 3:46 PM

Looks like a great set of books.

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