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Online Texts for Program Readings: Fall Semester

This guide provides links to full-text resources and audio resources available for program readings.

Fall Semester Reading List

Date Reading Online Resources
August 27 Cervantes: Don Quixote Part One
August 31 Cervantes: Don Quixote  
September 3 Descartes: Meditations, Letter of Dedication, Preface, I–III
September 7 Descartes: Meditations, IV–VI  
September 10 Pascal: Pensées (selections) - See Appendix
September 14 Pascal: Pensées (selections) - See Appendix  
September 17 Milton: Paradise Lost, I–III
September 21 Milton: Paradise Lost, Books IV; V;
VI Argument only;
VII Argument, 1–39; VIII
September 24 Milton: Paradise Lost, IX–X; XI to 428;
XII 446 to end
September 28 Hobbes: Leviathan, Frontispiece;
Letter of Dedication;
Author’s Preface; Chapters 1–11
October 1 Hobbes: Leviathan, Chapters 12–18  
October 5 Hobbes: Leviathan, Chapters 19–21, 24–25,
27, 28 (only the very last paragraph), 29
October 8 Hobbes: Leviathan, Chapters 30–31, 32 
(first four paragraphs),38
(paragraphs 3–6, 17–24,
according to the Hackett numbering),
39, 43, 46–47; A Review and Conclusion (last paragraph)
October 12 Spinoza: Ethics
Book 1 through proposition 29,
marginal pages II/45–II/71
October 15 Spinoza: Ethics
Book 1, proposition 30 through end, & appendix;
Book 2 through proposition 13, marginal pages II/71–II/97
October 19 Leibniz: Discourse on Metaphysics
October 22 Leibniz: Philosophical Essays 
See Appendix
October 26 Leibniz: Principles of Nature and Grace
MonadologyPhilosophical Essays 
See Appendix
October 29–December 17 Preceptorial