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The Integral Program
Seminar Reading List 2015–2016
First Semester
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(1) Aug 31 M Hesiod: Theogony Plutarch: Lives - Alexander Caesar Cervantes: Don Quixote Book I Prologue, chs. 1–35 Tolstoy: War and Peace 1–4
(2) Sep 3 T Homer: Iliad I-V Plutarch: Lives - Antony Cervantes: Don Quixote Book I chs. 36–52 Tolstoy: War and Peace 5–7
(3) Sep 10 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 14 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 17 T Homer: Iliad XIX–XXIV Bible: I Samuel, II Samuel, I Kings 1–6 Montaigne: Apology for Raimond Sebonde Tolstoy: War and Peace 15–Epilogues
(6) Sep 21 M Sappho: Poems Bible: Job Montaigne: Apology for Raimond Sebonde Goethe: Faust Part 1 to p.355
(7) Sept 24 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 28 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) Oct 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 5 M Aeschylus: Agamemnon Virgil: Aeneid I–IV Hobbes: Leviathan I.1–16 Hegel: PS Self-Consciousness (Para. 166–201)
(11) Oct 8 T Aeschylus: Libation Bearers Virgil: Aeneid V-VIII Hobbes: Leviathan II.17–21, 24–30 Hegel: PS Scepticism – Reason (Para. 202–239)
(12) Oct 12 M Aeschylus: Eumenides Virgil: Aeneid IX–XII Pascal: Pensées pp. 33–87, 149–155 Hegel: PS The Ethical Order – Guilt and Destiny (Para. 438–476)
(13) Oct 15 T Plato: Meno Tacitus: Annals I–II Pascal: Pensées pp. 86–139, 209–212, 309–310 Hegel: PS Preface (Para. 1–22)
(14) Oct 19 M Herodotus:  Histories pp. 3–45, 88–94, 413–38, 447–500 Tacitus: Annals III–VI Milton: Paradise Lost I–IV Hegel: PS Preface (Para. 23–45)
(15) Oct 26 M Herodotus: Histories pp. 501–603 (Bks. 8&9) Epictetus: Discourses I 29; II 1, 2, 4, 5, 8–11, 16, 18, 22, 26; III 5, 12, 13, 15, 18; IV 2 and Handbook 1-27 Milton: Paradise Lost V–VIII; Arguments IX–XII Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling Preface – Problem 1
(16) Oct 29 T Aristophanes: Clouds Bible: Luke, selections from
Psalms, Isaiah TBA
Racine: Phedre Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling Problems 2-3
(17) Nov 2 M Plato: Apology, Crito Bible: John Locke: Second Treatise of Civil Government I–VIII Flaubert: Madame Bovary Pt. I
(18) Nov 5 T Plato: Phaedo 57a–84b Bible: Romans; James Locke: Second Treatise of Civil Government IX–XIX Flaubert: Madame Bovary Pts. 2–3
(19) Nov 9 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 12 T Intramural Seminar: Bhagavad Gita
(21) Nov 16 M Plato: Republic I Plotinus: Enneads (selections) Leibniz: Monadology Marx: Capital Chs. 4, 6–9 
(22) Nov 19 T Plato: Republic II–III Augustine: Confessions I–V Locke: Essay Concerning Human Understanding Marx: Capital Ch. 10 sections 1–2; Chs. 11–13
(23) Nov 23 M Plato: Republic IV–V Augustine: Confessions VI–VIII Locke: Essay Concerning Human Understanding Marx: Capital Ch. 14 (Sects. 1,2); Chap. 15 (Sects. 1,2,3a,4,9)
(24) Nov 30 M Plato: Republic VI–VII Augustine: Confessions IX–XI George Berkeley: Three Dialogues I Marx: Capital Chs. 26, 31-33
(25) Dec 3 T Plato: Republic VIII–IX Augustine: Confessions XII–XIII George Berkeley: Three Dialogues II, III Melville, Bartleby
(26) Dec 7 M Plato: Republic X Anselm: Proslogium, Gaunilon, Fool, Reply Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels I–II Melville: Benito Cereno
(27) Dec 9 W Aristophanes: Birds Al-Ghazali: On the Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels III–IV; Letter to Cuz Sympson Thoreau: Walking
Second Semester
(28) Feb 8 M Plato: Symposium 172–198a Averroes (Ibn Rushd): On Faith and Reason Henry Fielding: Tom Jones 1–3 Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov TBD
(29) Feb 11 T Plato: Symposium 198a–end Thomas Aquinas: De Ente et Essentia 1-3  Henry Fielding: Tom Jones 4–8 Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov TBD
(30) Feb 15 M Plato: Gorgias 447a–481b Thomas Aquinas: De Ente et Essentia 4-6  Henry Fielding: Tom Jones 9–13 Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov TBD
(31) Feb 18 T Plato: Gorgias 481b–527e Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologica
First Part. Questions 1-2
Henry Fielding: Tom Jones 14–18 Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov TBD
(32) Feb 22 M Thucydides: Peloponnesian Wars - pp 35–49, 53–67, 72–87, 118–64 Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologica
First Part. Q 3, Art. 1-4; Q 4; Q 6, Art 1-2; Q 7, Art 1; Q 8, Art 1, 3; Q. 9, Art 1; Q 11, Art 3-4.
Hume: Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov TBD
(33) Feb 25 T Thucydides: Peloponnesian Wars - pp 168-73, 194–245, 265–90, 400–8 Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologica
First Part. Q 12, Art 1, 4, 5, 7, 11-13; Q. 13, Art 1-5, 11-12
Hume: Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 1–22
(34) Feb 29 M Thucydides: Peloponnesian Wars - pp 414–42, 447–77, 478–537 Dante: Inferno 1–17 Rousseau: Discourse on Inequality Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 23–end
(35) Mar 3 T Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics I–II Dante: Inferno 18–34 Rousseau: Discourse on Inequality Nietzsche: Genealogy of Morals Essay I
(36) Mar 7 M Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics III, IV.2-3, V.1-7 Dante: Purgatorio 1–11 Diderot: Rameau's Nephew Nietzsche: Genealogy of Morals Essay II
(37) Mar 10 T Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics VI, VII.1–3, 11–14 Dante: Purgatorio 12–22 Kant: Critique of Pure Reason: B vii–B 30, pp. 106–124, 136–152 [34 pp.] Nietzsche: Genealogy of Morals Essay III
(38) Mar 14 M Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics VIII–IX Dante: Purgatorio 23–33 Kant: Critique: B 33–B 73, pp. 172–192 [30 pp.] James:  Psychology Introductory, Chs. 1, 2, and 3 (omitting pp. 72-83)
(39) Mar 17 T Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics X Dante: Paradiso 1–11 Kant: Critique: B 74–B 109, pp. 193–214; B 116–B 129, pp. 219–226 [28 pp] James:  Psychology Chs. 15, 17, Epilogue
Easter Break
(40) Mar 31 T Aristotle: Politics I.1-7, 12-13; III.1-11 Dante: Paradiso 12–22 Kant: Critique:: B 129–B 187, pp. 245–277 [32 pp.] Freud: Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis I–VI
(41) Apr 4 M Aristotle: Politics III.12-18; IV.1-12; VII.1-4, 7 Dante: Paradiso 23–33 Kant: Critique: B 169–B 202, pp. 278–316; B 274–B 279, pp. 326–329, top [41 pp.] Freud: Lectures VII, XIII, XIV
(42) Apr 7 T Sophocles: Oedipus the King Chaucer: Canterbury Tales Prologue, Prologue and Tale: Knight Kant: Critique: B 294–B315, pp. 354–365; B 294–396, pp. 384–408 [35 pp.] Freud: Lectures XVII–XIX
(43) Apr 11 M 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; B454–B 481, pp. 470–490/1; B 490–B504, pp. 496–503 [30 pp.] Freud: Lectures XX–XXIV
(44) Apr 14 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) [23 pp.]. Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway
(45) Apr 18 M Aristotle: Poetics Machiavelli: The Prince William Blake: Songs of Innocence and Experience; Marriage of Heaven and Hell Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway
(46) Apr 21 T Euripides: Bacchae Rabelais: Gargantua I Adam Smith: Wealth of Nations One.i–ix, x (intro), xi (intro and conclusion) Woolf: A Room of One's Own
(47) Apr 25 M Intramural Seminar: Borges - Labyrinths
(48) Apr 28 T Euripides: Medea Calvin: Institutes Adam Smith: Wealth of Nations Two.i, iii–v; Three.i Smauel Beckett: Waiting for Godot
(49) May 2 M Aristotle: Metaphysics I (Α) 1-7 (980a21- 988b22) II (α) (993a30- 995a20) Shakespeare: Henry IV Pt. 1 The Federalist 1, 2, 6, 9–12, 14–17, 23, 37–8 Kafka: Metamorphosis
(50) May 5 T Aristotle: Metaphysics IV (Γ) 1-4 (1003a21- 1009a5) VII (Ζ) 1-3 (1028a10- 1029b12), 17 (1041a6-b33) Shakespeare: As You Like It The Federalist 39, 47–51, 57–63, 68–70, 76, 78, 84–86; Declaration, Constitution Heidegger: The Question Concerning Technology
(51) May 9 M Aristotle: Metaphysics IX (Θ) 6 (1048a25-b36), 8 (1049b4-1051a3) XII (Λ) 1 (1069a18-b7), 6-10 (1071b3- 1076a4) Shakespeare: Hamlet

Alexis de Tocqueville: 
Democracy in America Intro, 2, 4–6, 12–15

James Baldwin: The Fire Next Time
(52) May 12 T Euripides: Hippolytus Shakespeare: King Lear Alexis de Tocqueville: 
Democracy in America 16–17, 26–34, 56–57
James Joyce: Dubliners
(53) May 16 M Plato: Phaedrus 227–257 Shakespeare: Anthony and Cleopatra Austen: Emma, I, II.1–8 Plato: Phaedrus 227–257
(54) May 18 W Plato: Phaedrus 257–end Shakespeare: The Tempest Austen: Emma, to end Plato: Phaedrus 257–end