Santa Fe Junior Seminar Readings

Junior Seminar Readings

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 2021
Date Reading
August 26 Cervantes, Don Quixote, Volume I
August 30 Cervantes, Don Quixote, Volume II
September 2 Descartes, Meditations, To the Reader, Synopsis, Meditations I–III
September 6 Descartes, Meditations, IV–VI
September 9 Pascal, Pensees, selections (see September 9 readings)
September 13 Pascal, Pensees, selections (see September 13 readings)
September 16 Milton, Paradise Lost, Books 1–3
September 20 Milton, Paradise Lost, Books 4–5; 8–9
September 23 Milton, Paradise Lost, Books 10–12
September 27 Hobbes, Leviathan, “Dedication,” “Preface,” Chapters 1–9
September 30 Hobbes, Leviathan, Chapters 10–16
October 4 Hobbes, Leviathan, Chapters 17–21, 26, 31 [final paragraph]
“Review & Conclusion”
October 7 Spinoza, Theologico-Political Treatise, Preface, Chs. I, II, IV, VI–VII
October 11 Spinoza, Theologico-Political Treatise, Chs. XI–XVI, XIX, XX
October 14 Locke, Second Treatise of Government, Numbered paragraphs 1–51, 86–100, 119–158, 199, 211–243
October 18 Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Letter to the Republic of Geneva, Preface, Part I
October 21 Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Part II
October 25 Preceptorials
October 28 Preceptorials
November 1 Preceptorials
November 4 Preceptorials
November 8 Preceptorials
November 11 Preceptorials
November 15 Preceptorials
November 18 Preceptorials
November 22 Preceptorials
November 29 Preceptorials
December 2 Preceptorials
December 6 Preceptorials
December 9 Preceptorials
December 13 Preceptorials
December 16 Preceptorials

Reading Supplement

Pensees: The “thoughts” are numbered differently in the three editions generally available, and are correlated in the following lists.

Key: P=Penguin, D/ML=Dover/Dutton and Modern Library, and GB=Great Books Editions.

Seminar Dates: September 10 and September 14

First Assignment, September 9
P D/ML GB
512 1 1
511 2 2
751 3 3
513 4 4
675 29 29
587 34 34
647 35 35
199 72 72
44 82 82
45 83 83
978 100 100
622 131 131
136 139 139
137 142 142
523 145 145
414 171 171
427 194 194
612 219 219
429 229 229
418 233 233
577 234 234
781 242 242
808 245 245
188 267 267
170 268 268
167 269 269
174 270 270
82 271 271
182 272 272
173 273 273
530 274 274
975 275 275
983 276 276
423 277 277
424 278 278
588 279 279
377 280 280
155 281 281
110 282 282

Second Assignment, September 13
P D/ML GB
60 294 294
103 298 298
554 303 303
977 320 320
688 323 323
525 325 325
26 330 330
533 331 331
200 347 347
33 374 374
905 385 385
109 392 392
406 395 395
128 396 396
114 397 397
117 409 409
621 412 412
410 413 413
122 416 416
121 418 418
148 425 425
149 430 430
131 434 434
208 435 435
142 463 463
398 524 525
352 525 526
192 526 527
212 527 528
353 528 529
712 529 530
538 530 531
358 537 538
190 542 543
189 546 547
449 555 556
835 563 564
502 570 571
926 581 582
242 584 585
446 585 586
286 608 609
281 612 613
454 618 619
451 619 620
311 639 640
392 643 644
270 669 670
257 683 684
269 691 692
198 692 693
793 736 737
308 792 793
846 807 808
184 810 811
169 811 812

 

2020–21 Academic Year