Six Introductory Essays by Marshall W. Gregory and Wayne C. Booth.
II: TOWARD A LIBERAL EDUCATION.
1. Education: Images, Methods, and Aims Epigraphs. The Loss of the University, Wendell Berry
Freedom Through Learning to Read, Malcolm X.
Claiming an Education, Adrienne Rich.
The Aims of Education, Alfred North Whitehead.
Literature and Science, Matthew Arnold.
In a Post-Culture, George Steiner.
2. Reason and Critical Thinking: Thinking Critically, Thinking Together. The Median Isn't the Message, Stephen Jay Gould.
The Man-Made Myth, Elaine Morgan.
Thinking As a Hobby, William Golding.
Critique and Justification of Utopia, Paul Tillich.
Utopia and Violence, Karl R. Popper.
How to Read an Argument, Gregory and Booth.
Analysis of 'Utopia and Violence', Gregory and Booth.
Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
3. Language: Reading and Writing, Words and Experience. Correctness and Errors, Marshall W. Gregory, Wayne C. Booth.
The Key to Language, Helen Keller.
Why Children Don't Like to Read, Bruno Bettelheim, Karen Zelan.
Words and Values, Peggy Rosenthal.
Politics and the English Language, George Orwell.
Over Metaphor, Marshall W. Gregory, Wayne C. Booth.
On Speech and Metaphor, Thomas Hobbes.
On Figurative Language, John Locke.
The Emotive Use of Words, C.K. Ogden, I.A. Richards.
The Objectivist View of Metaphor, Mark Johnson.
Metaphors We Live By, GeorgeLakoff, Mark Johnson.
The Moral Necessity of Metaphor, Cynthia Ozick.
4. Imagination and Art: The Nature and Value of Imagination. The Reach of Imagination, Jacob Bronowski.
Why Are Americans Afraid of Dragons?, Ursula K. Le Guin.
The Library Card, Richard Wright.
Figure and Fancy, Zora Neale Hurston.
One Culture and the New Sensibility, Susan Sontag.
Censorship and The Seductions of Art, Plato.
Art for Art's Sake, E.M. Forster.
Writers and Writing in the World, André Brink.
A Disneyland of the Soul, Margaret Atwood.
III: THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY.
5. Personal Goals: What Should I Become? Heroic Fantasies, Nervous Doubts, Phyllis Rose.
The Turbid Ebb and Flow of Misery, Margaret Sanger.
A High Horror of the Whiteness: Cocaine's Coloring of the American Psyche, Robert Stone.
Cousins, Susan Neville.
A Romantic Education, Patricia Hampl.
I Corinthians 13, St. Paul.
On the Nature of Character, Robert Coles.
The Flower Garden, Shirley Jackson.
I Owe Nothing to My Brothers, Ayn Rand.
6. The Individual and Society: The Duties of the Citizen, the Beliefs of the Individual. The Inheritance of Tools, Scott Russell Sanders.
Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Artists in Uniform, Mary McCarthy.
The Allegory of the Cave, Plato.
Lies for the Public Good, Sissela Bok.
Race Awareness in Young Children, Mary Ellen Goodman.
The Gene Machine, Richard Dawkins.
The Biological Basis of Altruism, Laurence Thomas.
7. Social Justice: Minorities and Majorities. A Native American Episode, Chief Red Jacket and the Missionary.
The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro, Frederick Douglass.
Battle Royal, Ralph Ellison.
A Modest Proposal, Jonathan Swift.
In Railway Halls, on Pavements Near the Traffic, Stephen Spender.
Is This a Jew?, Adolf Hitler.
The Persecution of Jews, Malcolm Hay.
8. Women and Men: From Sexism to Feminism. The Traditional Abasement of Wome, Marshall W. Gregory, Wayne C. Booth.
The Education of Women, Plato.
The Production of Woman, St. Thomas Aquinas.
The Ugliness of Woman, Friedrich Nietzsche.
Femininity, Sigmund Freud.
The Mind Is Not Sex-Typed, Margaret Mead.
In Defense of the Equality of Men, Lorraine Hansberry.
Of Girls and Chicks, Francine Frank, Frank Ashen.
The Human Continuum, Betty Roszak.
Pornography Must Be Stopped: 'Beaver's Endured Too Much to Stop Now', Andrea Dworkin.
Women, Sex, and the Law, Rosemarie Tong.
IV: PERSPECTIVES ON THE WORLD.
9. Historical Perspectives: Understanding the Present by Learning About the Past.
From the King James Version.
From the Torah. The "Culture of Poverty" in Early Industrial England, Gertrude Himmelfarb.
The Ever-Present Past, Edith Hamilton.
Of Accidental Judgements and Casual Slaughters, Kai Erikson.
Can We Know the Pattern of the Past?, Pieter Geyl, Arnold J. Toynbee.
The Historian and His Facts, Edward Hallett Carr.
10. Scientific Perspectives: Science, Knowledge, and Morality. Debating the Unknowable, Lewis Thomas.
The Meaning of Awareness, Joseph Wood Krutch.
Behavioral Engineering: Programming the Children, B.F. Skinner.
Evolution As a Religion, Mary Midgley.
The Two Cultures, C.P. Snow.
The Illusion of the Two Cultures, Loren Eiseley.
11. Religious Perspectives: Belief versus Unbelief Epigraphs. Down at the Cross: Letter from a Region of My Mind, James Baldwin.
The Sacrifice of Isaac, Elie Wiesel.
Mother Earth and the Megamachine, Rosemary Radford Ruether.
What Religion Is, Walter T. Stace.
Politics and Religion--The Seamless Garment, Desmond Mpilo Tutu.
Ideas in Debate. Why I Reject Christianity, John Fowles.
What Christians Believe, C.S. Lewis.
12. Economic Perspectives: Capitalism Attacked and Defended. Horatio Alger, Farewell, Celeste MacLeod.
My Wood, E.M. Forster.
How I Contemplated the World From the Detroit House of Correction and Began My Life Over Again, Joyce Carol Oates.
Has Capitalism a Future?, Paul Johnson.
With Four Responses, Herbert Schmertz.
Democracy, Tyranny, and Capitalism, J. Robert Nelson.
Capitalism: Blessing and Curse, Eugene J. McCarthy.
Corporations Have Corrupted Capitalism, James Cone.
Capitalism Means Property over Persons.