Trending Toward Collectivism
Read the introduction to Part II in The American Intellectual Tradition (p. 123) Read four of the following Authors in Part II (read the entire section assigned per author). Note: You will be responding to Wilson and Dewey so you may want to make those two part of your four. Thorstein Veblen (p. 132-146) http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3406400996.html (not required reading) Woodrow Wilson (p. 147-154) http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Woodrow_Wilson.aspx#5-1G2:3406401039-full (not required reading) W.E.B. Du Bois (p. 155-160) http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/W_E_B_Du_Bois.aspx#5-1G2:3045000322-full (not required reading) William James (p. 161-171) http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/William_James.aspx#5-1E1:JamesWi-full (not required reading) John Dewey (p. 208-216) http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/d/dewey.htm (not required reading) John Crowe Ransom (p. 233-244) http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/John_Crowe_Ransom.aspx#1-1G2:3404705363-full (not required reading) 1)What aspects of collectivism (against an individualist orientation) are expressed by the authors you read in The American Intellectual Tradition? 2)Given what you have read in other classes and in the facilitator forum, how did this trend toward the larger group – the collective — affect American culture between 1890 & 1940?