Annapolis Junior Seminar Readings

Fall Semester 2022

This 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.

Junior Seminar Readings for Fall 2022
Date Reading
August 25 Cervantes: Don Quixote Part One
August 29 Cervantes: Don Quixote
September 1 Descartes: Meditations, Letter of Dedication, Preface, I–III
September 5 Descartes: Meditations, IV–VI
September 8 Pascal: Pensées (selections) - See Appendix
September 12 Pascal: Pensées (selections) - See Appendix
September 15 Milton: Paradise Lost, I–III
September 19 Milton: Paradise Lost, Books IV; V; VI Argument only; VII Argument, 1–39; VIII
September 22 Milton: Paradise Lost, IX–X; XI to 428; XII 446 to end
September 26 Hobbes: Leviathan, Frontispiece; Letter of Dedication; Author’s Preface; Chapters 1–11
September 29 Hobbes: Leviathan, Chapters 12–18
October 3 Hobbes: Leviathan, Chapters 19–21, 24–25, 27, 28 (only the very last paragraph), 29
October 6 Hobbes: Leviathan, Chapters 30–31, 32 (first four paragraphs), 38 (paragraphs 3–6, 17–24, according to the Hackett numbering), 39, 43, 46–47; A Review and Conclusion (last paragraph)
October 10 Spinoza: Ethics, Book 1 through proposition 29, marginal pages II/45–II/71
October 13 Spinoza: Ethics, Book 1, proposition 30 through end, including the appendix; Book 2 through proposition 13, marginal pages II/71–II/97
October 17 Leibniz: Discourse on Metaphysics
October 20 Leibniz: Philosophical Essays - See Appendix
October 24 Leibniz: Principles of Nature and Grace; Monadology; Philosophical Essays - See Appendix
October 27 Preceptorial
October 31 Preceptorial
November 3 Preceptorial
November 7 Preceptorial
November 10 Preceptorial
November 14 Preceptorial
November 17 Preceptorial
November 21 Preceptorial
November 28 Preceptorial
December 1 Preceptorial
December 5 Preceptorial
December 8 Preceptorial
December 12 Preceptorial
December 15
(Thursday)
Preceptorial

Fall Semester Appendix

September 8 & 12

The selections from Pascal’s Pensées (Penguin Edition) to be read for the seminars on September 8 and 12 are listed below. Please note that in the list of readings below, pensées from the non-classified papers have sometimes been added to chapters of the classified papers to which they seem to be clearly related.

Selections for September 8
Chapter Fragment
II 13, 21, 25, 30, 36, 44, 47, 413, 627, 628, 688, 697, 806, 978
III 54–56, 58, 60, 65, 71, 72, 75
IV 78, 79, 622, 641, 771
V 80, 81, 83, 85, 87, 89–93, 95, 97, 98, 101–103, 577, 665, 711, 828
VI 106–108, 110–116, 118
VII 119, 121, 122, 124–128, 131, 398, 401, 410
VIII 132–134, 136, 138, 139, 414
IX 140, 143, 145, 407
X 148
Selections for September 12
Chapter Fragment
XI 149
XII 151, 152, 157, 160–162, 165, 166, 418, 427, 428, 434, 442, 444
XIII 170, 173–175, 182–185, 187, 188
XIV 189, 190, 192, 446, 449
XV 194, 198–201, 511, 512
XV (bis) 416, 417, 431, 471
XVI 205, 208, 210, 214–216, 219, 220
XVIII 228, 232, 234, 239, 241, 242
XIX 255, 265
XXIII 298, 300, 301, 308, 309, 423, 424
XXIV 332, 335
XXVI 351–354, 357, 358, 360, 364, 372, 373, 808, 821
XXVII 378, 380, 381, 835, 846, 913 (Memorial)

October 20

Leibniz, Philosophical Essays (R. Ariew and D. Garber), Part I:

  • No. 17, “New System of Nature” (pp. 138–145)
  • Nos. 20–21, “On the Ultimate Origination of Things,” “On Nature Itself” (pp. 149–167).

October 24

Leibniz, Philosophical Essays (R. Ariew and D. Garber), Part I:

  • No. 7, “Primary Truths” (pp. 30–34);

Part II E:

  • No. 4, “Letter to Clarke: Third Paper” [through paragraph 8] (pp. 324–326).

(Don’t forget that the assignment includes also: Principles of Nature and Grace and Monadology.)

Spring Semester 2023

This 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.

JUNIOR SEMINAR READINGS FOR SPRING 2023
DATE READING
January 9 George Eliot: Middlemarch
January 12 George Eliot: Middlemarch
January 16 Hume: Treatise of Human Nature (selections)
See Spring Semester Appendix
January 19 Hume: Treatise of Human Nature (selections)
See Spring Semester Appendix
January 23 Hume: Treatise of Human Nature (selections)
See Spring Semester Appendix
January 26 Kant: Critique of Pure Reason (selections)
See Spring Semester Appendix
January 30 Kant: Critique of Pure Reason (selections)
See Spring Semester Appendix
February 2 Kant: Critique of Pure Reason (selections)
See Spring Semester Appendix
February 6 Kant: Critique of Pure Reason (selections)
See Spring Semester Appendix
February 9 Kant: Critique of Pure Reason (selections)
See Spring Semester Appendix
February 13 Kant Critique of Pure Reason (selections)
See Spring Semester Appendix
February 16 Kant: Critique of Pure Reason (selections)
See Spring Semester Appendix
February 20 Kant: Critique of Pure Reason (selections)
See Spring Semester Appendix
February 23 Kant: Critique of Pure Reason (selections)
See Spring Semester Appendix
February 27 Locke: Second Treatise of Government, Chapters I–IX
March 2 Locke: Second Treatise of Government, Chapters X–XIX
March 20 Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
March 23 Rousseau: Discourse on the Origins of Inequality
Part I, Letter, Prefaces, (including the question that precedes Part I, as well as the author’s notes)
March 27 Rousseau: Discourse on the Origins of Inequality, Part II
March 30 Rousseau: The Social Contract
I, Chapters 1–3, 5–9
II, Chapters 1–7, 11
III, Chapters 1–5, 9, 11–12, 14–18
IV, Chapters 1, 7–8
April 3 Molière: The Misanthrope
April 6 Mozart: Don Giovanni
April 10 Kant: Foundation of Metaphysics of Morals
Section I (omit Kant’s Preface)
Section II (through the 3rd formulation, i.e. up to end of marginal number 430—which is in the middle of page 98 in Harper, at the bottom of page 37 in Hackett)
April 13 Kant: Foundations of Metaphysics of Morals
Remainder of Section II; Section III
April 17 Swift: Gulliver’s Travels
“Advertisement”
“Letter from Gulliver”
“Publisher to Reader”
I, II
April 20 Swift: Gulliver’s Travels, III, IV
April 24 Adam Smith: Wealth of Nations
See Spring Semester Appendix
April 27 Adam Smith: Wealth of Nations
See Spring Semester Appendix
May 1 Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, U.S. Constitution (without amendments)

Madison, Hamilton, Jay: The Federalist (selections)
See Spring Semester Appendix
May 4 Amendments to the U. S. Constitution

Madison, Hamilton, Jay: The Federalist (selections)
See Spring Semester Appendix
May 8 Madison, Hamilton, Jay: The Federalist (selections)
See Spring Semester Appendix
May 11 Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn
End of spring semester

 

SPRING SEMESTER APPENDIX

READING ASSIGNMENTS FOR HUME’S TREATISE OF HUMAN NATURE
DATE READING
January 16 Introduction; Book I, Part I; Part II, section 6; Part III, sections 1–8
January 19 Book I, Part III, section 14 and 15; Part IV, section 1, 2, 6–7; Appendix, pp. 633–636 (paragraphs 10–21) (old Oxford, also Prometheus) or pp. 398 bottom–401 (Oxford new ed. of 2004) or 675 middle–678 middle (Penguin)
January 23 Book II, Part 1, sections 1, 2, 3, 11;
Book II, Part 2, sections 6, 7, 9; Book II, Part 3, section 3;
Book III, Part 1, sections 1, 2; Book III, Part 2, sections 1, 2
READING ASSIGNMENTS FOR KANT’S CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON
DATE READING
A=First edition, 1781; B=Second edition, 1787
January 26 Preface and Introduction, Bvii–B30 (omitting the note on Bx1–Bxli)
January 30 Transcendental Aesthetic, B33–B73 (=A19 sq.)
February 2 Introduction to Transcendental Logic
I. Logic in General, B74–B76 beginning (=A50–A52 beginning)
II. Transcendental Logic, B79–B82 beginning (=A55–A57)
Transcendental Analytic, B89–B91 (=A64–A66)

Analytic of Concepts:
Chapter I through Table of Categories, B91–B107 (=A66–A82 beginning)
Chapter II, Section 1, B116–B129 (=A84–A95 beginning)
February 6 Transcendental Deduction in B (complete), B130–169
February 9 Analytic of Principles:
Introduction, Chapter I (Schematism) & Chapter II, Sections 1, 2, & 3, B169–B202 (=A130–A162)
February 13 Analogies of Experience:
First Analogy and Second Analogy, B218–B244 (=A176–A199 beginning)
Refutation of Idealism, B274–B279 beginning
Footnote from Second Preface, Bxxxix–Bxli
February 16 Ground of the Distinction…, B294–B306 (=A235–248)
Phenomena and Noumena, A248 end–A253

Transcendental Dialectic:
Introduction and Book I, B349–B396 (=A293–A338)
February 20 Transcendental Dialectic:
Book II, Chapter II
  • Section 1, B432–B438 (=A406–A411)
  • Section 2, B454–B481 (=A426–A453)
    First, Second, Third Antinomies and Statement of Fourth Antinomy
  • Section 3, B490–B504 beginning (=A462–A476 beginning)
February 23 Transcendental Dialectic:
Book II, Chapter II
  • Sections 7 & 8 B525–B543 (=A497–A515)
  • Section 9 B560–B586 (=A532–A558)
    Solution of Third Antinomy
READING ASSIGNMENTS FOR ADAM SMITH’S WEALTH OF NATIONS
(PAGE NUMBERS FROM LIBERTY PRESS EDITION)
DATE READING
April 24 Book 1, Chapters I–X with following omissions:
  • Chapter V: omit paragraph 20 to end (omit pp. 55–64). Stop just before the paragraph beginning “Though at distant …”
  • Chapter X, part I: omit paragraph 27 to end of Part I (pp. 125–135). Stop just before the paragraph beginning “That the chance …”
  • Chapter X, Part II: omit paragraph 33–59 (pp. 146–157). Stop just before the paragraph beginning “Secondly …” and start with paragraph beginning “I shall conclude …”
April 27
  • Book II, Chapter I (pp. 279–285)
  • Book II, Chapter III: omit paragraph 33 to end (pp. 344–349). Stop just before paragraph beginning “The annual produce of the land and the labor of England ...”
  • Book III, Chapter I (pp. 376–380)
  • Book III, Chapter IV: omit paragraphs 19–end (pp. 422–427). Stop just before paragraph beginning “This order, however, being contrary to the natural ...”
  • Book IV, Chapter II: read only paragraphs 1–15 (pp. 452–459). Stop just before paragraph beginning “Merchants and manufacturers are the people …”
  • Book IV, Chapter III, Part II, paragraphs 1–11 (pp. 488–495): Stop just before paragraph beginning “It is in consequence of these maxims …”
  • Book IV, Chapter IX: read only paragraphs 48–52 (pp. 686–688). Start with paragraph beginning “The greatest …” and continue to the end of the chapter
  • Book V, Chapter I, Part III, Art. 2, paragraph 46–end of Article 2 (pp. 780–788). Start with paragraph beginning “Were there no publick institutions for education …”
READING ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE FEDERALIST AND FOUNDING DOCUMENTS
DATE READING
May 1 The Federalist, 1, 2, 6, 9-11, 12 (first three paragraphs)
May 4 The Constitution of the United States (amendments)
The Federalist, 15-17, 23, 31, 37-39
May 8 The Federalist, 47-51, 57, 62-63, 68, 69, 76, 78