Great Books of the Western World

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David Achorn | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 3:55 PM

I'm in!  I have a set of Gateway To The Great Books on my bookshelf directly behind me, which I got when I purchased a paper set of encyclopedias back in the day.  Mortimer J. Adler did a great job compiling these works.  He also co-wrote a wonderful book called How to Read A Book.  For some odd reason it wasn't required reading in high school or college.  Not sure why.  

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 4:43 PM

David Achorn:
Mortimer J. Adler did a great job compiling these works.  He also co-wrote a wonderful book called How to Read A Book.  For some odd reason it wasn't required reading in high school or college.  Not sure why.  

How To Read A Book is on John Piper's recommended reading list. I hope we get a Mortimer J. Adler collection in Logos soon.

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Glenn Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 5:33 PM

Super.Tramp:

I hope we get a Mortimer J. Adler collection in Logos soon.

I would like that also Big Smile

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Greg Masone | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 7:08 PM

Looking over my desk, I'm incredibly pleased with this pre-pub!

And the price can't be beat either! WOW!

How about The Great Ideas Today once this one ships?  Big Smile

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Rodney Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 7:21 PM

Wow Greg..  What a book collection..    I am just about out of bookshelf room and now have some stacks of books on my floor.. My wife is getting on to me about that..  Cool

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 7:32 PM

Rodney Phillips:
I am just about out of bookshelf room and now have some stacks of books on my floor.. My wife is getting on to me about that..  Cool

I have a solution for you. Replace those paper copies with Logos copies and then you can sell them or give them away. That's what I did and it freed up lots of space. Smile

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Greg Masone | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 10:09 PM

Rodney Phillips:
Wow Greg..  What a book collection..    I am just about out of bookshelf room and now have some stacks of books on my floor.. My wife is getting on to me about that..  Cool

Thanks! That's the crown jewel of my paper collection! So check this out, if you're ever in need of more bookshelf space (and digital isn't doable), make a bookshelf standing desk! After my dad died a few years back, I inherited his book collection and didn't have the space. So I went and bought 7 of the shorter Billy Bookcases from IKEA and made an L-shaped desk out of them with some table tops from IKEA too. In the picture you can see four bookcases on the outside, and on the inside there are three more. Kills two birds with one stone!

It's served me really well these past few years, but I'm starting to run out of bookshelf space again. I'm planning on selling a bunch, but I'm also getting more and more partial to digitalizing the ones I don't have space for but want to keep. If you can bring yourself to destroy your books and invest in a ScanSnap and some nice PDF software, its well worth it.

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Rodney Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2015 5:22 AM

Thats a GREAT idea.. Yes

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2015 1:20 PM

Just in case anyone is wondering about the value of this set of books, Amazon rents them for $597.  You can get them from NOET for $99 if you buy today.

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Ryan | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2015 1:56 PM

Super.Tramp:

Just in case anyone is wondering about the value of this set of books, Amazon rents them for $597.  You can get them from NOET for $99 if you buy today.

Wow... I thought that was incredible when I read this so I went to the website. You are correct, you can rent them for $597 and they are due back on Dec. 18th. Like what you see when you rent them and want the buyout price?

Are you sitting down?

$2,388.00.

Or, you could just pay $99 and get a digital copy that wont fade and isn't susceptible to flood, fire, or my 3 year-old's crayons and that is completely hyperlinked to the Syntopicon. Hmmmmmm tough one Confused

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Rodney Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2015 2:00 PM

Yea..  Got to be deal of the year..

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2015 2:42 PM

I wonder if the Read Aloud feature is enabled on the Great Books resource.?? I noticed it does work on mobile devices.

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James Taylor | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2015 3:45 PM

Bruce Dunning:
Replace those paper copies with Logos copies and then you can sell them or give them away. That's what I did and it freed up lots of space.

Me too! And thanks to bundles and base packages, I actually got many of them for a dollar or two in Logos and then sold/gave away the print ones, and then bought MORE Logos books :-)

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2015 8:21 PM

Super.Tramp:

I wonder if the Read Aloud feature is enabled on the Great Books resource.?? I noticed it does work on mobile devices.

I just found out the Read Aloud feature is enabled. Can you imagine listening to the Great Books while you get ready for work? 

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Tom Reynolds | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2015 10:50 PM

I'd check it out but all I'm getting is a sheep asking me "How are you passing the time until the server’s back up? Leave a comment!"

Baaaaa humbug.

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Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 21 2015 4:28 AM

I'd say the Syntopicon - an index to the 102 great ideas that have been part of that "Great Conversation"  - will be a true boon electronically-speaking... not to mention all the tagging between resources... and I have the paper GBWW! :-)

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Ryan | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 21 2015 4:43 AM

I know about the Syntopicon but I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere if these books (or at least the Syntopicon) will be tagged by topic so that they'll appear during a search in the topic guide.

Has anyone heard anything about this?

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Average Joe | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 21 2015 6:55 AM

Ryan B:

Super.Tramp:

Just in case anyone is wondering about the value of this set of books, Amazon rents them for $597.  You can get them from NOET for $99 if you buy today.

Wow... I thought that was incredible when I read this so I went to the website. You are correct, you can rent them for $597 and they are due back on Dec. 18th. Like what you see when you rent them and want the buyout price?

Are you sitting down?

$2,388.00.

Or, you could just pay $99 and get a digital copy that wont fade and isn't susceptible to flood, fire, or my 3 year-old's crayons and that is completely hyperlinked to the Syntopicon. Hmmmmmm tough one Confused

Thank you Faithlife.

Indifferent I knew it was a great deal but didn't realize how much of a deal. I am happy to have preordered this one.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2015 9:04 AM

Does anybody else want to place a Pre-Pub order?

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

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Michael | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2015 9:14 PM

I wish I would've seen this for $99 and picked it up earlier.  $199 is out of my budget.

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