Senior Reading List 2013–2014

The following reading list may be subject to change. Please always check with tutors or cross-reference with the paper reading list distributed by the dean's office.

 

Date

Reading

Aug. 22, 2013

Tolstoi: War and Peace

Aug. 26, 2013

Tolstoi: War and Peace

Aug. 29, 2013

Hegel: Logic (Part One of the Encyclopedia), sections 79-89

Sep. 02, 2013

Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit  Introduction, sections 73-89

Sep. 05, 2013

Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit  Sense Certainty, Perception, sections 90-116

Sep. 09, 2013

Hegel: Phenomenologyof Spirit  Force and Understanding, section 165; Lordship and Bondage 178-196

Sep. 12, 2013

Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit  Stoicism and Skepticism, sections 197-206

Sep. 16, 2013

Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit  Unhappy Consciousness, sections 207-230; Reason, sections 231-232

Sep. 19, 2013

Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit  Conscience and The Beautiful Soul, sections 632-658

Sep. 23, 2013

Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit  The Beautiful Soul and Forgiveness, sections 659-671; Absolute Knowing, sections 806-808

Sep. 26, 2013

Marx: Communist Manifesto; The Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844  (Prometheus edition, pages 69-114) Chapters “Estranged Labor,” “Antithesis of Capital and Labor,” “Private Property and Labor,” and “Private Property and Communism”

Sep. 30, 2013

Marx: Capital  Vol. I,  Author's Preface to 1st and Postface to 2nd German ed. (Dover 11-26; Int. Publ. 18-29; Vintage 89-103); Part I: Chapter I, Chapter II, 1st 4 paragraphs (Dover 41-98; Int. Publ. 43-90 top; Vintage 125-180 mid); Chapter III, Section 2a (Dover 116-128; Int. Publ. 106-115; Vintage 198-209); Contributions to the Critique of Political Economy (2-page photocopy)

Oct. 03, 2013

Marx: Capital  Vol. I Part II: Chapters IV, V, VI (Dover 163-196; Int. Publ. 145-172; Vintage 247-280); Part III Chapter VII (Dover 197-221; Int. Publ. 173-192; Vintage 283-306); Chapter VIII, 1st 8 paragraphs (Dover 221-224; Int. Publ. 193-195 bot; Vintage 307-310 top); Chapter IX, Section 1 (Dover 235-241, omit 242-244; Int. Publ. 204-209 mid, omit 210-212; Vintage 320-325, omit 326-329); Chapter X, Section 1 (Dover 255-259; Int. Publ. 222-225; Vintage 340-344 mid); Capital, Vol. III (photocopy in bookstore): Int. Publ. 247-249, 283, 292-301)

Oct. 07, 2013

Marx: The German Ideology  All of Part One (International Publishers pp. 35-95); “Theses on Feuerbach" (pp. 121-123), “Letter to Joseph Weydemeyer” (photocopy)

Oct. 10, 2013

Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling  beginning - Problema I

Oct. 14, 2013

Kierkegaard: Philosophical Fragments  Chapters I-III (including Appendix)

Oct. 17, 2013

Kierkegaard: Philosophical Fragments  Chapter IV - end (Moral)

Oct. 21, 2013

Nietzsche: Use and Disadvantage of History for Life

Oct. 24, 2013

Preceptorial

Oct. 28, 2013

Preceptorial

Nov. 01, 2013

Preceptorial

Nov. 04, 2013

Preceptorial

Nov. 7, 2013

Preceptorial

Nov. 11, 2013

Preceptorial

Nov. 14, 2013

Preceptorial

Nov. 18, 2013

Preceptorial

Nov. 21, 2013

Preceptorial

Nov. 25, 2013

Preceptorial

Dec. 02, 2013

Preceptorial

Dec. 05, 2013

Preceptorial

Dec. 09, 2013

Preceptorial

Dec. 12, (Thurs.) 2013

Preceptorial

 2013-2014 Seminar Reading List - Spring Semester

Date

Reading

Jan. 6, 2014

 Essay Writing Period

Jan. 9, 2014

 Essay Writing Period

Jan. 13, 2014

 Essay Writing Period

Jan. 16, 2014

 Essay Writing Period

Jan. 20, 2014

 Essay Writing Period

Jan. 23, 2014

 Essay Writing Period

Jan. 27, 2014

 Essay Writing Period

Jan. 30 , 2014

 Essay Writing Period

Feb. 3, 2014

 Melville: Benito Cereno

Feb. 6, 2014

 Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil  Preface; Books 1, 2, 3

Feb. 10, 2014

 Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil  Books 4, 5, 6

Feb. 13, 2014

 Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil  Books 7, 8, 9; Aftersong

Feb. 17, 2014

 Wagner: Tristan and Isolde

Feb. 20, 2014

 Conrad: Heart of Darkness

Feb. 24, 2014

 William James: Psychology, A Briefer Course  Chapters I (Introduction), X (Habit), XI (The Stream of Consciousness, XII (The Self) (omitting pp. 205-216); Notre Dame edition: Introductory, Chapter 1 (Habit), Chapter 2 (The Stream of Consciousness), Chapter 3 (The Self) (omitting pp. 72-83)

Feb. 27 , 2014

 William James: Psychology, A Briefer Course  Chapters XXIV (Emotion), XXVI (Will), Epilogue; Notre Dame edition: Chapter 15 (Emotion), 17 (Will), Epilogue

Mar. 17, 2014

 Dostoevski: The Brothers Karamazov

Mar. 20, 2014

 Dostoevski: The Brothers Karamazov

Mar. 24, 2014

 2014 The Federalist  78, first nine paragraphs of 81; Supreme Court Opinion Marbury v. Madison, 1803; "Note for Non Lawyers" in Senior Seminar Readings (Bookstore-photocopy, pp.1-12); State Court Opinion Eakin v. Raub, 1825 (photocopy, pp. 13-15); U.S. Constitution Articles III and VI

Mar. 27, 2014

  Tocqueville: Democracy in America - [Three editions given: 2-volume Vintage paperback (Bradley), Harper Perennial (George Lawrence) and University of Chicago Press (Mansfield)]
(Vintage) Volume I: Author ’s Introduction; chapter 3, chapter 5 (omitting 68 bottom-85 bottom third), chapter 6 (to 103 middle), chapters 15-16, chapter 17 (beginning at 326 top), chapter 18 (from 421 bottom-429 top third; and 434, final 2 paragraphs)
(Harper Perennial) Volume I: Author’s Introduction; Pt. I, chapter 3, chapter 5 (omitting 70 bottom-86), chapter 6 (to 104 top); Pt. II, chapter 7-8, chapter 9 (beginning at 311 bottom), chapter 10 (400-407 and 412 middle-413)
(University of Chicago Press) Part I: Author’s Introduction; chapter 3, chapter 5 (omitting page 65 bottom-82 top), chapter 6 (to page 98 top); Part II, chapters 7-8, chapter 9 (beginning at page 298 bottom), chapter 10 (pages 384-390; and 395 [beginning "There are two great peoples"]-396)

Mar. 31, 2014

 Tocqueville: Democracy in America -
(Vintage) Volume II: Book I, chapters 1-3, 5, Book II, chapters 1-15, Book IV, chapters 6-8
(Harper Perennial) Volume II: Part I, chapters 1-3, 5; Part II, chapters 1-15, Part IV; chapters 6-8
(University of Chicago Press) Volume II: Part I, chapters 1-3, 5; Part II, chapters 1-15; Part IV, chapters 6-8

Apr. 3, 2014

 The Lincoln assignments for April 3 and April 7 are taken from the Dover Thrift Edition and photocopies in Senior Seminar Readings (Bookstore).
Dred Scott Decision, 1857 (photocopy, pp. 17-21); Dred Scott: Curtis' dissent (supplement);
Lincoln: The Constitution and The Union, 1860 (photocopy, p. 23); "The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions": Address Before Springfield Young Men's Lyceum, 1838; “The Declaration of Independence Includes All Men”: Speech on the Dred Scott Decision, 1857 (photocopy, pp. 24-28);
Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858:    
1. "Difference Between the White and Black Races,"  Charleston, September 18 (photocopy, p. 29)
2. “Now, While I am Upon this Subject,”  Alton, October 15 (photocopy, pp. 30-32)
3. “I Have Intimated that I Thought,”  Alton, October 15 (photocopy, pp. 33-34)
Lincoln: Address at the Cooper Union, 1860; Farewell Address at Springfield, Illinois, February 12, 1861; Frederick Douglass: "The Constitution of the United States: Is It Pro-Slavery or Anti-Slavery?" 1860 (photocopy, pp. 37-43)

Apr. 7, 2014

 Lincoln: First Inaugural Address, 1861; ‘My Paramount Object”: Reply to Horace Greeley, 1862 (photocopy, p. 35); Second Annual Message to Congress, 1862; Gettysburg Address, 1863; Second Inaugural Address, 1865; Frederick Douglass: "Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln" 1876 (photocopy, pp. 45-50)

Apr. 10, 2014

  Plessy v. Ferguson (supplement-available in Bookstore);
Booker T. Washington (Bookstore – in Senior Seminar Reading): “Atlanta Exposition Address,” 1901 (photocopy, pp. 51-52); “Our New Citizen,” 1896 (photocopy, pp. 53-54); “Democracy and Education,” 1890 (photocopy, pp. 54-59)
W.E.B. DuBois: Souls of Black Folk  Chapter I ("Of Our Spiritual Strivings"), Chapter III ("Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others"), Chapter VI ("Of the Training of Black Men")

Apr. 14, 2014

 Faulkner: Go Down Moses  “The Old People”; “The Bear,” I-III

Apr. 17, 2014

 Faulkner: Go Down Moses  “The Bear,” IV-V; “Delta Autumn”

Apr. 21, 2014

 Freud: The Interpretation of Dreams
(Avon Edition) The epigraph on the title page, quoting Aeneid  VII, 1. 312, can be translated, “If I cannot bend Heaven, I will move Hell.” Read chapters II, III, IV in part (pp. 128-179) and chapter V in part (pp. 224-231, 274-300)
(Oxford Edition) pp. 78-114; 147-152; 185-204 (bottom of page)

Apr. 24, 2014

 “Psychoanalysis” (photocopy of article In Bookstore)
Freud: The Interpretation of Dreams
(Avon Edition) Chapter VI in part (pp. 312 bottom-318 bottom, 340-343, 374-379, 526-531; chapter VII in part (pp. 547-550, 571-592, 601-623 middle)
(Oxford Edition) pp. 212-217; 232-235 (bottom); 254-259 (top); 318-322; 330-332; 346-363; 366 (bottom)-382 (bottom)

Apr. 28, 2014

 Wittgenstein: Philosophical Investigations  Preface and sections 1-134

May 1, 2014

 Heidegger: Introduction to Metaphysics (Fried and Polt Edition) Chapter 1 (pp. 1-44); Chapter 3 (pp. 79-97)

May 5, 2014

 Heidegger: Introduction to Metaphysics  Chapter 4: pp. 98-113, 122-125, 130-155, 191-210

May 8, 2014

 Plato: Phaedrus

"Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken."
- Jane Austen