Santa Fe Senior Seminar Readings

Senior 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.

Senior Seminar Readings for Fall 2021
Date Reading
August 26 Tolstoy, War and Peace
August 30 Tolstoy, War and Peace
September 2 Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit (Miller Translation Required): “Introduction” (pp. 46–57)
September 6 Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit (Miller Translation Required): “Sense-Certainty and Perception” (pp. 58–79)
September 9 Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit (Miller Translation Required): “Self Consciousness” (pp. 104–119)
September 13 Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit (Miller Translation Required): “Stoicism, Skepticism, and the Unhappy Consciousness” (pp. 119–138)
September 16 Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit (Miller Translation Required): “Spirit: The ethical order: The ethical world & Ethical action” (pp. 263–289)
September 20 Hegel, Philosophy of History, Introduction (pp. 12–56 Rauch translation)
September 23 Marx (All Marx readings from The Marx-Engels Reader, ed. Robert Tucker)
Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts: Estranged Labor, Private Property and Communism, The Meaning of Human Requirements, The Power of Money in Bourgeois Society, pp. 70–105
Communist Manifesto
September 27 Marx (All Marx readings from The Marx-Engels Reader, ed. Robert Tucker)
On the Jewish Question, Part I, pp. 26–46
The German Ideology, Part I, “Feuerbach”, pp. 146–202
September 30 Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling, from the Preface through the “First Problem” and the Epilogue
October 4 Kierkegaard, The Sickness Unto Death, The beginning of the book through the section titled “Despair Over the Earthly or Something Earthly,” pp. 1–60, Princeton edition, Hong translation, or pp. 33–91, Penguin Classics edition, Hannay translation
October 7 Kierkegaard, The Sickness Unto Death, The remainder of the book, skipping several sections, beginning with “Sin is Not a Negation but a Position” through the first, introductory section of “The Continuance of Sin.” In other words, read pp. 60–96, 109–131, Princeton Edition, or pp. 91–128, 142–165, Penguin Classics.
October 11 Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Preface, Parts I & II
October 14 Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Parts III–V
October 18 Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Parts VI & VII
October 21 Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Parts VIII & IX, “Aftersong”
October 25 Preceptorials
October 28 Preceptorials
November 1 Preceptorials
November 4 Preceptorials
November 8 Preceptorials
November 11 Preceptorials
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December 16 Preceptorials

 

2020–21 Academic Year