Senior Reading List, 2013–14

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. 29, 2013

Tolstoy: War and Peace

Sep. 2, 2013

War and Peace

Sep. 5, 2013

Hegel,Phenomenology of Spirit

Sep. 9, 2013

Phenomenology

Sep. 12, 2013

Phenomenology

Sep. 16, 2013

Phenomenology

Sep. 19, 2013

Phenomenology

Sep. 23, 2013

Phenomenology

Sep. 26, 2013

Tocqueville: Democracy in America

Sep. 30, 2013

Democracy in America

Oct. 3, 2013

Democracy in America

Oct. 7, 2013

Marx: Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts

Oct. 10, 2013

Marx: Capital

Oct. 14, 2013

Marx: German Ideology, Part 1

Oct. 17, 2013

Melville: Benito Cereno

Oct. 21, 2013

W.E.B. DuBois: Souls of Black Folk Ch. 1-7

Oct. 24, 2013

W.E.B. DuBois: Souls of Black Folk Ch. 8-14

Oct. 28, 2013

Preceptorials

Oct. 31, 2013

Preceptorials

Nov. 4, 2013

Preceptorials

Nov. 7, 2013

Preceptorials

Nov. 11, 2013

Preceptorials

Nov. 14, 2013

Preceptorials

Nov. 18, 2013

Preceptorials

Nov. 21, 2013

Preceptorials

Nov. 25, 2013

Preceptorials

Dec. 2, 2013

Preceptorials

Dec. 5, 2013

Preceptorials

Dec. 9, 2013

Preceptorials

Dec. 12, 2013

Preceptorials

Dec. 16, 2013

Preceptorials

Dec. 19, 2013

Preceptorials

Dec. 20-Jan. 19, 2014

WINTER VACATION

Jan. 20, 2014

Dostoevsky: Brothers Karamazov, Parts I-III (Books I-IX)

Jan. 23, 2014

Brothers Karamazov, Part IV (Books X and XI)

Jan. 27, 2014

Brothers Karamazov, Book XII and "Epilogue"

Jan. 30, 2013

[Essay Preparation]

Feb. 3, 2014

[Essay Preparation]

Feb. 6, 2014

[Essay Preparation]

Feb. 10, 2014

[Essay Preparation]

Feb. 13, 2014

[Essay Preparation]

Feb. 17, 2014

Dred Scott Decision

Feb. 20, 2014

Lincoln Speeches; Constitutional Amendments

Feb. 24, 2014

Supreme Court Decisions

Feb. 27, 2014

Kierkegaard: Fear & Trembling

Mar. 3, 2014

Kierkegaard: Philosophical Fragments

Mar. 6, 2014

Philosophical Fragments

Mar. 10, 2014

Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil, Pref­ace, Parts I & II

Mar. 13, 2014

Beyond Good and Evil, Parts III-V

Mar. 14-29, 2014

SPRING VACATION

Mar. 31, 2014

Beyond Good and Evil, Parts VI & VII

Apr. 3, 2014

Beyond Good and Evil, Parts VIII & IX, "Aftersong"

Apr. 7, 2014

Freud: Introductory Lectures, I-VIII

Apr. 10, 2014

Introductory Lectures, IX-XI, XIII-XIV, XVII (pp. 323-333 only), XVIII-XIX

Apr. 14, 2014

Introductory Lectures, XX-XXIV

Apr. 17, 2014

HeideggerBeing and Time

Apr. 21, 2014

HeideggerBeing and Time

Apr. 24, 2014

HeideggerBeing and Time

Apr. 28, 2014

HeideggerBeing and Time

May 1, 2014

Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway

May 5, 2014

Mrs. Dalloway

May 8, 2014

Wittgenstein,Philosophical Investigations

May 12, 2014

Wittgenstein,Philosophical Investigations

May 15, 2014

Joyce: Dubliner

May 19, 2014

Joyce: Dubliner

May 22, 2014

Joyce: Dubliner

 

Date

Supplemental Reading

Sep. 5, 2013

Phenomenology, (Miller translation, Oxford Univ Press): Introduction, paragraphs 73-89 (pp. 46-57); Sense Certainty, 90-110 (pp. 58-66)

Sep. 9, 2013

Phenomenology, Lordship and Bondage, Stoicism; paragraphs 178-201 (pp. 111-122)

Sep. 12, 2013

Phenomenology: Skepticism, Unhappy Consciousness, Reason (Intro), paragraphs 202-239, (pp.123-145)

Sep. 16, 2013

Phenomenology, Spirit – The Ethical Order – Guilt & Destiny, pp. 263-289 ; paragraphs 438-476

Sep. 19, 2013

Phenomenology, Preface, paragraphs 1-37 (pp.1-22)

Sep. 23, 2013

Phenomenology, Preface, paragraphs 38-72 (pp.22-45)

Sep. 26, 2013

Democracy in America, Vintage ed.: I.intro. (pp.3-16); I.1-5 to p. 68 (pp.17-68); I.9-12 (pp. 173-198).Chicago ed.: I.i.intro. (pp. 3-15); I.i.1-5 to p. 65 (pp. 19-65); I.ii.1-4 (pp.165-186).

Sep. 30, 2013

Democracy in America, Vintage ed.:  I.14-16 (pp. 237-287); II.i.1-2 (pp.3-12); II.i.5-8 (pp.20-34); II.i.10, 15, 17, 20 (pp.41-47, 62-63, 71-76, 85-88).Chicago ed.: I.ii.6-8 (pp. 220-264); II.i.1-2 (pp.403-410); II.i.5-8 (pp. 417-428); II.i.10, 15, 17, 20 (pp. 433-439, 450-452, 458-463, 469-472)

Oct. 3, 2013

Democracy in America, Vintage ed.:  II.ii.1-4 (pp. 94-105); II.ii.8-9 (pp.121-127); II.ii.10-13 (pp. 128-139); II.iii.1 (pp.162-167); II.iv (pp. 287-334).Chicago ed.:  II.ii.1-4 (pp. 479-488); II.ii.8-9 (pp. 500-506); II.ii.10-13 (pp. 506-514); II.iii.1 (pp. 535-539); II.iv (pp. 639-676)

Oct. 7, 2013

(All Marx readings from The Marx-Engels Reader, ed. Robert Tucker)On the Jewish Question, pp. 26-52; Economic & Philosophical Manuscripts: Estranged Labor, Private Property and Communism, The Meaning of Human Requirements, The Power of Money in Bourgeois Society, pp. 70-105.

Oct. 10, 2013

(The Marx-Engels Reader, ed. Robert Tucker)  Capital, Volume One, Excerpts, Chapter 1 (Commodities) through Chapter VII (The Labour Process and the Production of Surplus Value), pp. 302-361. Chapter V (omitted in theMarx-Engels Reader) is also assigned and available as a photocopy in the bookstore.

Feb. 17, 2014

Dred Scott Decision:

  • Dred Scott v. Sandford (photocopy)
  • Lincoln Speech on Dred Scott Decision, 1857 (photocopy)
  • Frederick Douglass, The Constitution of the United Staes:  Is is Pro-Slavery or Anti-Slavery? (photocopy)

Lincoln’s Address at Cooper’s Union, 1860 (Abraham Lincoln Great Speeches, Dover Thrift Edition)

Feb. 20, 2014

Lincoln Speeches (all are in Abraham Lincoln Great Speeches, Dover Thrift Edition) and Constitutional Amendments:

  • “The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions.” Address Before Springfield Young Men’s Lyceum, 1838
  • “A House Divided.”  Speech delivered at Springfield, Illinois at the close of the Republican State Convention, 1858
  • First Inaugural Address, 1861
  • Final Emancipation Proclamation, 1863
  • Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg, 1863
  • Second Inaugural Address, 1865
  • 13, 14, 15 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

Feb. 24, 2014

Supreme Court Decisions (photocopy): 

  • Marbury v. Madison
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Brown v. Board of Education

Feb. 27, 2014

Fear and Trembling, from the Preface through the "First Problem” and the Epilogue

Mar. 3, 2014

Philosophical Fragments, Preface. I-III, Appendix (The Paradox and the Offended Consciousness).

Mar. 6, 2014

Philosophical Fragments, IV, Interlude, V, Moral.

Apr. 17, 2014

Being and Time, Epigraph, (German page 1), sections 1-4,7

Apr. 21, 2014

Being and Time, Sections 9, 12-16

Apr. 24, 2014

Being and Time, Sections 27, 29, 31, 38-40

Apr. 28, 2014

Being and Time, Sections 41, 50-53, 65

May 8, 2014

Philosophical Investigations, Preface, sections 1-38

May 12, 2014

Philosophical Investigations, Sections: 39-133.

May 15, 2014

Dubliners, Beginning through “A Little Cloud”

May 19, 2014

Dubliners, Through “Grace”.

May 22, 2014

Dubliners, “The Dead”.

 

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