Santa Fe Junior Seminar Readings

Below is the schedule of junior seminar readings for the Fall 2022 semester. Also see

Junior Seminar Readings Fall 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, Volume I
August 29 Cervantes, Don Quixote, Volume II
September 1 Descartes, Meditations, To the Reader, Synopsis, Meditations I–III
September 5 Descartes, Meditations, IV–VI
September 8 Pascal, Pensees, selections (see September 8 readings)
September 12 Pascal, Pensees, selections (see September 12 readings)
September 15 Milton, Paradise Lost, Books 1–3
September 19 Milton, Paradise Lost, Books 4–5; 8–9
September 22 Milton, Paradise Lost, Books 10–12
September 26 Hobbes, Leviathan, “Dedication,” “Preface,” Chapters 1–9
September 29 Hobbes, Leviathan, Chapters 10–16
October 3 Hobbes, Leviathan, Chapters 17–21, 26, 31 [final paragraph]
“Review & Conclusion”
October 6 Spinoza, Theologico-Political Treatise, Preface, Chs. I, II, IV, VI–VII
October 10 Spinoza, Theologico-Political Treatise, Chs. XI–XVI, XIX, XX
October 13 Locke, Second Treatise of Government, Numbered paragraphs 1–51, 86–100, 119–158, 199, 211–243
October 17 Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Letter to the Republic of Geneva, Preface, Part I
October 20 Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Part II
October 24 Preceptorials
October 27 Preceptorials
October 31 Preceptorials
November 3 Preceptorials
November 7 Preceptorials
November 10 Preceptorials
November 14 Preceptorials
November 17 Preceptorials
November 21 Preceptorials
November 28 Preceptorials
December 1 Preceptorials
December 5 Preceptorials
December 8 Preceptorials
December 12 Preceptorials
December 15 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, H=Hackett Edition.

Seminar Dates: September 8 and September 12

First Assignment, September 8
P D/ML GB H
512 1 1 S670/L512
511 2 2 S669/L511
751 3 3 S622/L751
513 4 4 S671/L513
675 29 29 S554/L675
587 34 34 S486/L587
647 35 35 S532/L647
199 72 72 S230/L199
44 82 82 S78/L44
45 83 83 S78/L45
978 100 100 S743/L978
622 131 131 S515/L622
136 139 139 S168/L136
137 142 142 S169/L137
523 145 145 S453/L523
414 171 171 S33/L414
427 194 194 S681/L427
612 219 219 S505/L612
429 229 229 S682/L429
418 233 233 S680/L418
577 234 234 S480/L577
781 242 242 S644/L781
808 245 245 S655/L808
188 267 267 S220/L188
170 268 268 S201/L170
167 269 269 S198–199/L167
In the Hackett Edition, this reading is in bold between S198 and S199.
174 270 270 S205/L174
82 271 271 S116/L82
182 272 272 S213/L182
173 273 273 S204/L173
530 274 274 S455/L530
975 275 275 S739/L975
983 276 276 S804/L983
423 277 277 S680/L423
424 278 278 S680/L424
588 279 279 S487/L588
377 280 280 S409/L377
155 281 281 S187/L155
110 282 282 S142/L110

Second Assignment, September 12
P D/ML GB H
60 294 294 S94/L60
103 298 298 S135/L103
554 303 303 S463/L554
977 320 320 S786/L977
688 323 323 S567/L688
525 325 325 S454/L525
26 330 330 S60/L26
533 331 331 S457/L533
200 347 347 S231–232/L200
33 374 374 S67/L33
905 385 385 S450/L905
109 392 392 S141/L109
406 395 395 S25/L406
128 396 396 S161/L128
114 397 397 S146/L114
117 409 409 S149/L117
621 412 412 S514/L621
410 413 413 S29/L410
122 416 416 S155/L122
121 418 418 S153–4/L121
148 425 425 S181/L148
149 430 430 S182 & 274/L149
131 434 434 S164/L131
208 435 435 S240/L208
142 463 463 S175/L142
398 524 525 S17/L398
352 525 526 S384/L352
192 526 527 S225/L192
212 527 528 S245/L212
353 528 529 S385/L353
712 529 530 S590/L712
538 530 531 S458/L538
358 537 538 S390/L358
190 542 543 S222–223/L190
189 546 547 S221/L189
449 555 556 S690/L449
835 563 564 S423/L835
502 570 571 S738/L502
926 581 582 S755/L926
242 584 585 S275/L242
446 585 586 S690/L446
286 608 609 S318/L286
281 612 613 S313/L281
454 618 619 S694/L454
451 619 620 S691/L451
311 639 640 S342/L311
392 643 644 S11/L392
270 669 670 S301/L270
257 683 684 S289/L257
269 691 692 S300/L269
198 692 693 S229/L198
793 736 737 S646/L793
308 792 793 S339/L308
846 807 808 S429/L846
184 810 811 S215/L184
169 811 812 S206/L169

Junior Seminar Readings Spring 2023

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