Former President of Harvard University Charles W. Eliot wrote in his introduction to the Harvard Classics, "In my opinion, a five-foot shelf would hold books enough to give a liberal education to any one who would read them with devotion, even if he could spare but fifteen minutes a day for reading." Here you are, you can easily listen to his entire 15-minutes a day study guide while commuting to and from work (most of us spend far more than 15 minutes a day commuting each day), doing mundane work in the office, washing dishes at home, or doing most of the things day in and day out. It is so easy, so entertaining, and so educational that they can be listened to again and again, until they permeate into our own thinking and into our characters. Perhaps, in one year's time, you will become someone you barely recognize, all for the better. Who knows?
-- Rich E Book
Introductory Note: Egmont by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Introductory note on Egmont by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Volume 19, Harvard Classics)
Egmont (Act I, Scene I), by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Spain sent the Duke of Alva to subdue the Netherlands. In quelling disorder he killed the people's hero, Count Egmont. From this story Goethe made a famous play. (Volume 19, Harvard Classics)
Egmont sentenced to death June 4, 1658.
Introductory Note: William Harvey
Introductory note on William Harvey (Volume 38, Harvard Classics)
On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals, by William Harvey
Galileo, by holding his pulse while watching a swinging cathedral lamp, evolved a theory that made clocks possible. Harvey, by feeling his pulse, educed that arteries carry blood. (Volume 38, Harvard Classics)
Dr. William Harvey died June 3, 1657.
Introductory Note: Jean Jacques Rousseau
Introductory note on Jean Jacques Rousseau (Volume 34, Harvard Classics)
Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar, by Jean Jacques Rousseau
A "Back to Nature" movement in the seventeenth century was headed by Rousseau, who believed that civilization was degrading. To save money for his work, he entrusted each of his children to the tender mercies of a foundling house. (Volume 34, Harvard Classics)
Jean Jacques Rousseau born June 2, 1712.
Someone has got to fix this…there are gaps in the episodes. Not the case on other podcast apps just Apple podcasts!