As part of my training at Shimer College, I’m taking one of the core courses this semester (much as I took the fine arts class last fall). This time I’m doing one that I am unlikely to teach myself: Natural Sciences 1, which is billed as a chemistry course. I just picked up my first few books yesterday, which were as follows:
- Wheelwright, ed., The Presocratics
- Aristotle, Physics
- Lucretius, The Nature of Things
This should be good.