Myths of the American Mind

One of the most difficult intellectual challenges is to gain insight into the assumptions that ground one's own culture. Our lives are shaped in innumerable ways by attitudes and ideas that are never precisely articulated because they are just assumed - not questioning them is the whole point. While not comprehensive, this series is an attempt to think about some of the too often invisible myths that shape the American worldview.

Click on an image below to hear the lecture and download the lecture handout. Additional course material for each lecture will be available for each lecture over the next year or so.