21L.002-2 | Spring 2003 | Undergraduate
Foundations of Western Culture II: Renaissance to Modernity

Readings

Many of the readings may be downloaded as excerpts in PDF format or, in complete form, from the Project Gutenberg site. Those available for download have a direct link to the text listed next to the bibliographic entry.

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Introduction.

Machiavelli. The Prince (PDF)

2 More. Utopia (PDF)

Montaigne. Of Cannibals (PDF)

3 Montaigne. Of Repentance, Of Diversion, Of Conserving the Will (PDF)
4 Montaigne. Of Experience (PDF)

Shakespeare. King Lear (download from Project Gutenberg site)

5 Shakespeare. King Lear (continued)
6 Shakespeare. King Lear (continuted)
7 Hobbes. Leviathan (PDF)
8 Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver’s Travels, IV (download from Project Gutenberg site)
9 Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver’s Travels, IV (continued)
10 Rousseau. On the Origins of Inequality (PDF)
11 Rousseau. On the Origins of Inequality (continued)
12 Wordsworth. Tintern Abbey; The Prelude (PDF)
13 Wordsworth. Tintern Abbey; The Prelude (continued)
14 Wordsworth. Tintern Abbey; The Prelude (continued)
15 Kant, Immanuel. The Metaphysical Foundation of Morals (PDF)
16 Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice (download from Project Gutenberg site)
17 Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice (continued)
18 Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice (continued)
19 Balzac: Père Goriot (download from Project Gutenberg site)
20 Balzac. Père Goriot (continued)
21 Balzac. Père Goriot (continued)
22 Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Geneology of Morals
23 Nietzsche, Friedrich. Père Goriot (continued)
24 Shaw, George Bernard. Major Barbara (download from Project Gutenberg site)
25 Shaw, George Bernard. Major Barbara (continued)
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