Reading List 2016-17

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The Integral Program

Seminar Reading List 2016–2017

First Semester
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(1) Aug 29 M Hesiod: Theogony Plutarch: Lives - Alexander, Caesar Cervantes: Don Quixote Book I Prologue, chs. 1–35 Tolstoy: War and Peace 1–4
(2) Sep 1 T Homer: Iliad I-V Plutarch: Lives - Antony Cervantes: Don Quixote Book I chs. 36–52 Tolstoy: War and Peace 5–7
(3) Sep 8 T Homer: Iliad VI–XII Bible: Genesis Cervantes: Don Quixote Book II Dedication and Prologue, chs. 1–41 Tolstoy: War and Peace 8–10
(4) Sep 12 M Homer: Iliad XIII–XVIII Bible: Exodus 1–25; 32–34; Lev 1; 16–17; Deut. 4-6, 14-15, 29-34 Cervantes: Don Quixote Book II chs. 42–74 Tolstoy: War and Peace 11–14
(5) Sept 15 T Homer: Iliad XIX–XXIV Bible: I–II Samuel, I Kings 1–6 Montaigne: Apology for Raimond Sebond Author’s Intro. to p. 95 Tolstoy: War and Peace 15–Epilogues
(6) Sep 19 M Sappho: Poems Bible: Job Montaigne: Apology for Raimond Sebond p. 95 to end. Goethe: Faust Part 1 to p.355
(7) Sept 22 T Homer: Odyssey I–VIII Bible: Jonah; selections from Isaiah (TBA) Calderon de la Barca: Life is a Dream Goethe: Faust Part 1 concluded, Part 2
(8) Sept 26 M Homer: Odyssey IX–XVI Lucretius: On the Nature of Things I–III Descartes: Meditations Preface, Synopsis, 1–3 Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit Intro. – Sense Certainty (Para.73–110)
(9) Sept 29 1 T Homer: Odyssey XVII–XXIV Lucretius: On the Nature of Things IV–VI Descartes: Meditations 4–6 Hegel: PS Perception (Paragraphs 111–165)
(10) Oct 3 M Aeschylus: Agamemnon Virgil: Aeneid I–IV Hobbes: Leviathan I.1–16 Hegel: PS Self-Consciousness (Para. 166–201)
(11) Oct 6 T Aeschylus: Libation Bearers Virgil: Aeneid V-VIII Hobbes: Leviathan II.17–21, 24–30 Hegel: PS Scepticism – Reason (Para. 202–239)
(12) Oct 10 M Aeschylus: Eumenides Virgil: Aeneid IX–XII Pascal: Pensées pp. 33–87, 149–159 Hegel: PS The Ethical Order – Guilt and Destiny (Para. 438–476)
(13) Oct 13 T Plato: Meno Tacitus: Annals I–II Pascal: Pensées pp. 86–139, 209–212, 309–310 Hegel: PS Preface (Para. 1–22)
(14) Oct 17 M Herodotus: Histories Bk I para 1–95, 201–216; Bk VII para 1–59, 99–239 Tacitus: Annals III–VI Milton: Paradise Lost I–IV Hegel: PS Preface (Para. 23–45)
(15) Oct 24 M Herodotus: Histories Bks VIII–IX Epictetus: Discourses I 29; II 1, 2, 4, 5, 8–11, 16, 18, 22, 26; III 5, 12, 13, 15, 18; IV 2; Handbook 1-27 Milton: Paradise Lost V–VIII; Arguments IX–XII Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling Preface – Problem 1
(16) Oct 27 T Aristophanes: Clouds Bible: Luke, selections from Psalms, Isaiah TBA Racine: Phèdre Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling Problems 2-3
(17) Oct 31 M Plato: Apology, Crito Bible: John Locke: Second Treatise of Civil Government I–VIII Flaubert: Madame Bovary Pt. I
(18) Nov 3 T Plato: Phaedo 57a–84b Bible: Romans; James Locke: Second Treatise of Civil Government IX–XIX Flaubert: Madame Bovary Pts. 2–3
(19) Nov 7 M Plato: Phaedo 84c–end Bible: I Corinthians Leibniz: Vindication of God's Justice Marx: Capital Chs 1-2; 3 [Sections 1,2 (a,b)]
(20) Nov 10 T Intramural Seminar: Moliere: Tartuffe
(21) Nov 14 M Plato: Republic I Plotinus: Enneads (selections) Leibniz: Monadology Marx: Capital Chs. 4, 6–9
(22) Nov 17 T Plato: Republic II–III Augustine: Confessions I–V Locke: Essay Concerning Human Understanding (in The Empiricists) pp. 7 - 75 Marx: Capital Ch. 10 sections 1–2; Chs. 11–13
(23) Nov 21 M Plato: Republic IV–V Augustine: Confessions VI–VIII Locke: Essay Concerning Human Understanding (in The Empiricists) pp. 75 - 133 Marx: Capital Ch. 14 (Sects. 1,2); Chap. 15 (Sects. 1,2,3a,4,9)
(24) Nov 28 M Plato: Republic VI–VII Augustine: Confessions IX–XI George Berkeley: Three Dialogues I Marx: Capital Chs. 26, 31-33
(25) Dec 1 T Plato: Republic VIII–IX Augustine: Confessions XII–XIII George Berkeley: Three Dialogues II, III Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 1–22
(26) Dec 5 M Plato: Republic X Anselm: Proslogium, Gaunilon, Anslem's Reply Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels I–II Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 23–end
(27) Dec 7 W Aristophanes: Lysistrata Qur'an: (Selected Suras) Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels III–IV; Letter to Cuz Sympson Melville: Billy Budd
Second Semester
(1) Feb 13 M Plato: Symposium 172–198a Averroes (Ibn Rushd): On Faith and Reason Henry Fielding: Tom Jones 1–3 Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov Bks 1–3 (Part 1)
(2) Feb 16 T Plato: Symposium 198a–end Thomas Aquinas: De Ente et Essentia 1-3 Henry Fielding: Tom Jones 4–8 Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov Bks. 4–6 (Part 2)
(3) Feb 20 M Plato: Gorgias 447a–481b Thomas Aquinas: De Ente et Essentia 4-6 Henry Fielding: Tom Jones 9–13 Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov Bks. 7–8
(4) Feb 23 T Plato: Gorgias 481b–end Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologica First Part. Questions [QQ.] 1-2 Henry Fielding: Tom Jones 14–18 Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov Bks. 9–10
(5) Feb 27 M Thucydides: Peloponnesian Wars Bk I para 1–23, 31–55, 66–88, 139–146; Bk II para 1–65 Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologica First Part. Q 3, aa. 1-4; Q 4; Q 6, aa. 1-2; Q 7, a. 1; Q 8, aa. 1, 3; Q. 9, a. 1; Q 11, aa. 3-4. Hume: Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding I – VI Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov Bks. 11–12, Epilogue
(6) Mar 2 T Thucydides: Peloponnesian Wars Bk II para 71–78, Bk III para 1–85, Bk IV para 1–41, Bk V para 84–116 Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologica First Part. Q 12, aa. 1, 4, 5, 7, 11-13 Hume: Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding VI–XII Nietzsche: Genealogy of Morals Essay I
(7) Mar 6 M Thucydides: Peloponnesian Wars Bk VI para 8–52, 60–105, Bk VII Dante: Inferno 1–12 Rousseau: Discourse on Inequality Opening Letter, Part 1 Nietzsche: Genealogy of Morals Essay II
(8) Mar 9 T Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics I–II Dante: Inferno 13–25 Rousseau: Discourse on Inequality Part 2 Nietzsche: Genealogy of Morals Essay III
(9) Mar 13 M Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics III, IV.2-3, V.1-7 Dante: Inferno 26–34 Diderot: Rameau's Nephew James: Psychology Introductory, Chs. 1, 2, and 3 (omitting pp. 72-83)
(10) Mar 16 T Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics VI, VII.1–3, 11–14 Dante: Purgatorio 1–11 Kant: Critique of Pure Reason: B vii–B 30, pp. 106–124, 136–152 James: Psychology Chs. 15, 17, Epilogue
(11) Mar 20 M Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics VIII–IX Dante: Purgatorio 12–22 Kant: Critique: B 33–B 73, pp. 173–192 Freud: Introductory Lectures I–VI
(12) Mar 23 T Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics X Dante: Purgatorio 23–33 Kant: Critique: B 74–B 109, pp. 193–214; B 116–B 129, pp. 219–226 Freud: Lectures VII, XIII, XIV
(13) Mar 27 M Aristotle: Politics I.1-7, 12-13; III.1-11 Dante: Paradiso 1–16 Kant: Critique:: B 129–B 187, pp. 245–277 Freud: Lectures XVII–XIX
(14) Mar 30 T Aristotle: Politics III.12-18; IV.1-12; VII.1-4, 7 Dante: Paradiso 17–33 Kant: Critique: B 169–B 202, pp. 278–316; B 274–B 279, pp. 326–329 (top) Freud: Lectures XX–XXIV
(15) Apr 3 M Sophocles: Oedipus the King Chaucer: Canterbury Tales General Prologue; Knight's Prologue and Tale Kant: Critique: B 294–B 315, pp. 354–365; B 294– B 396, pp. 384–408 Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway to “it was half past one” [p. 102, Harcourt ed.]
(16) Apr 6 T Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus Chaucer: Canterbury Tales Prologues and Tales: Reeve, Cook, Miller, Wife of Bath, Friar, Summoner Kant: Critique: B 432–B 438, pp. 459–461; B 454–B 481, pp. 470–490/1; B 490–B504, pp. 496–503 Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway - finish
Easter Break
(17) Apr 20 T Sophocles: Antigone Chaucer: Canterbury Tales Prologues and Tales: Shipman, Nun's Priest, Pardoner, Franklin, Manciple, Retraction Kant: Critique: B 525–B 543, pp. 514–523; B 544–B 545, B 560–B 586, pp. 524, 532–546 Joyce: Dubliners, "The Dead"
(18) Apr 24 M Aristotle: Poetics Machiavelli: The Prince William Blake: Songs of Innocence and Experience; Marriage of Heaven and Hell Woolf: A Room of One's Own
(19) Apr 27 T Euripides: Hippolytus Rabelais: Gargantua Book I Austen: Emma, I, II.1–8 Smauel Beckett: Waiting for Godot
(20) May 1 M Intramural Seminar: Voltaire: Candide
(21) May 4 T Euripides: Medea Calvin: Institutes (Selections TBA) Austen: Emma, conclude Heidegger: The Question Concerning Technology
(22) May 8 M Aristotle: Metaphysics I (Α) 1-7 (980a21- 988b22) II (α) (993a30- 995a20) Shakespeare: Henry IV Pt. 1 Adam Smith: Wealth of Nations One.i–ix, x (intro), xi (intro and conclusion) James Baldwin: The Fire Next Time
(23) May 11 T Aristotle: Metaphysics IV (Γ) 1-4 (1003a21- 1009a5) VII (Ζ) 1-3 (1028a10- 1029b12), 17 (1041a6-b33) Shakespeare: As You Like It Adam Smith: Wealth of Nations Two i, iii–v; Three.i Gabriel García Márquez: 100 Years of Solitude (tbd)
(24) May 15 M Aristotle: Metaphysics IX (Θ) 6 (1048a25-b36), 8 (1049b4-1051a3) XII (Λ) 1 (1069a18-b7), 6-10 (1071b3- 1076a4) Shakespeare: Hamlet The Federalist 1, 2, 6, 9–12, 14–17, 23, 37–8 Gabriel García Márquez: 100 Years of Solitude (tbd)
(25) May 18 T Euripides: Bacchae Shakespeare: King Lear The Federalist 39, 47–51, 57–63, 68–70, 76, 78, 84–86; Declaration, US Constitution Gabriel García Márquez: 100 Years of Solitude (tbd)
(26) May 22 M Plato: Phaedrus 227–257 Shakespeare: Anthony and Cleopatra Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America Intro, 2, 4–6, 12–15 Plato: Phaedrus 227–257
(27) May 24 W Plato: Phaedrus 257–end Shakespeare: The Tempest Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America 16–17, 26–34, 56–57 Plato: Phaedrus 257–end