Honors | Ideas and Human Experience
H212 | 0005 | Caswell, A.


In this class we read, talk, and write. We read to understand ideas that
have been influential in Western thought over the past 200 years; we talk
to compare our understanding with those of others in the class, and we
write to apply that understanding to a problem. I can't predict whether
this activity and these texts will have any cultural significance for you,
but the class is challenging and seldom dull. Here are the texts:

Rousseau, Discourse on Inequality (Cranston edition)
Dickens, Hard Times
Darwin, The Origin of Species (Leakey edition)
Freud, Civilization and its Discontents (Strachey edition)
Wiesel, Night
De Beauvoir, The Second Sex
Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
Anderson, Reality Isn't What it Used to Be