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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 Tolstoi: War and Peace
August 31 Tolstoi: War and Peace  
September 3

Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit
Introduction (73–89)

September 7 Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit
Sense Certainty, Perception (90–116
)
 
September 10 Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit
The Truth of Self-Certainty (177 only),
Lordship and Bondage (178–196)
 
September 14

Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit
Stoicism and Skepticism
(197–206)

 
September 17 Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit
Unhappy Consciousness (207–230);
Reason (231–232)
 
September 21 Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit
Conscience and The Beautiful Soul (632–658)
 
September 24 Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit
The Beautiful Soul and Forgiveness (659671);
Absolute Knowing, sections 806–808
 
September 28 Tocqueville: Democracy in America (Selections*)
October 1 Tocqueville: Democracy in America (Selections*)  
October 5

Marx and Engels: Communist Manifesto
Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844,
“Estranged Labor",
“Antithesis of Capital and Labor,”   
"
Private Property and Labor,” and
“Private Property and Communism”
(Prometheus edition, pages 69–114, 203–243)

October 8 Marx and Engels: Capital (selections) - See Appendix
  • Vol. 1 (Marxists Internet Archive)
  • Vol. 3 (Marxists Internet Archive)
October 12 Marx Engels: Capital (selections) - See Appendix  
October 15 Marx: The German Ideology, all of Part One
(International Publishers pp. 35–95);
“Theses on Feuerbach (pp. 121–123),
October 19 Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling
Through Problema I
October 22

Kierkegaard: Philosophical Fragments
Chapters I–III
(including Appendix)

October 26 Kierkegaard: Philosophical Fragments
Chapter IV–end (Moral)
 
October 29-17 Preceptorial