Annapolis Senior Seminar Readings

Fall Semester 2021

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.

Senior Seminar Readings for Fall 2021
Date Reading
August 26 Tolstoi: War and Peace
August 30 Tolstoi: War and Peace
September 2 Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit, Introduction (73–89)
September 6 Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit, Sense Certainty, Perception (90–116)
September 9 Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit, The Truth of Self-Certainty (177 only), Lordship and Bondage (178–196)
September 13 Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit, Stoicism and Skepticism (197–206)
September 16 Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit, Unhappy Consciousness (207–230); Reason (231–232)
September 20 Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit, Conscience and The Beautiful Soul (632–658)
September 23 Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit, The Beautiful Soul and Forgiveness (659–671); Absolute Knowing, sections 806–808
September 27 Tocqueville: Democracy in America (selections) - See Fall Semester Appendix
September 30 Tocqueville: Democracy in America (selections) - See Fall Semester Appendix
October 4 Marx and Engels: Communist Manifesto; The Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, Chapters “Estranged Labor,” “Antithesis of Capital and Labor,” “Private Property and Labor,” and “Private Property and Communism” (Prometheus edition, pages 69–114, 203–243)
October 7 Marx and Engels: Capital (selections) - See Fall Semester Appendix
October 11 Marx Engels: Capital (selections) - See Fall Semester Appendix
October 14 Marx: The German Ideology, all of Part One (International Publishers pp. 35–95); “Theses on Feuerbach” (pp. 121–123)
October 18 Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling, Through Problema I
October 21 Kierkegaard: Philosophical Fragments, Chapters I–III (including Appendix)
October 25 Kierkegaard: Philosophical Fragments, Chapter IV–end (Moral)
October 28 Preceptorial
November 1 Preceptorial
November 4 Preceptorial
November 8 Preceptorial
November 11 Preceptorial
November 15 Preceptorial
November 18 Preceptorial
November 22 Preceptorial
November 29 Preceptorial
December 2 Preceptorial
December 6 Preceptorial
December 9 Preceptorial
December 13 Preceptorial
December 16
(Thursday)
Preceptorial

Fall Semester Appendix

Tocqueville

The reading assignments in Tocqueville are as follows in the 2-volume Vintage paperback (Bradley), Harper Perennial (George Lawrence) and University of Chicago Press (Mansfield):

September 27

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)
September 30

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

Marx

The reading in Marx’s Capital for the seminars on October 7 and 11 are as follows (the Bookstore carries the International Publishers, Dover, and Dover Thrift editions. Carefully distinguish whether your edition is Dover or Dover Thrift.):

Readings for October 7
Reading International Publishers Dover Dover Thrift
2-page photocopy from Contributions to the Critique of Political Economy      
Capital, Vol. I, Author’s Preface to 1st and Postface to 2nd German ed. 18–29 11–26 xv–xxvi
Part I
Chapter I, Chapter II, first four paragraphs
43–90 (top) 41–98 3–53 (top)
Chapter III, Section 2a 106–115 116–‍128 69–79
Readings for October 11
Reading International Publishers Dover Dover Thrift
Capital, Vol. I      
Part II
Chapters IV, V, VI
145–172 163–196 111–140
Part III
Chapter VII
173–192 197–221 141–162
Chapter VIII, first eight paragraphs 193–195 (bottom) 221–224 162–164
Chapter IX, Section 1 204–209 (mid)
(omit 210–212)
235–241
(omit 242–244)
173–178 (omit 179–181)
Chapter X, Section 1 222–225 255–259 190–194
Capital, Vol. III (photocopy in Bookstore) 247–249
283
292–301