The word Seminar derives from the Latin seminarium - 'seed plot'. I think of these seminars as plots where your understanding can be nourished and encouraged. The core of each seminar is around 90 minutes of new lectures that explore a few select passages from two or three key works in depth. I have found that understanding a single passage often opens a previously impenetrable work to me, and I hope these lectures will help you in the same way. I provide a list of suggested readings that includes biographical and historical works that seem apt to aid in understanding the context for the philosophy under consideration. I have also listed a few key questions to keep in mind as one studies. I think the combination of careful reading, gaining a fuller historical background, asking a few questions, and exploring selected passages in great detail provides the best method for growing our understanding of great philosophy and philosophers.