Readings and viewings should be done in advance of each class and in the order specified.

[ZAAM] = Pirsig, Robert M. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values. Vintage / Ebury, 2006. ISBN: 9780099322610.

1 Introduction and Overview

Working groups handout

Human systems: Aspects and levels of organization and development handout

Affect / effect handout

2 Human Systems

2.1 Syllabus

2.2 Adler, Mortimer J., and Charles Van Doren. How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading. Touchstone, 1972. ISBN: 9780671212094.

2.3 [ZAAM] Chapters 1–7.

2.4 DiSanto, Ronald L., Thomas J. Steele, and Robert M. Pirsig. Sections 1, 2, 11, and 12 in Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. William Morrow Paperbacks, 1990. ISBN: 9780688060695.

3 MFA Field Trip

3.1 Developmental schemes handout

3.2 MFA field trip guide and timeline handout

3.3 "Powers of Ten." Written and directed by Ray, and Charles Eames. 1977. [Eames Office, LLC, USA, digital production.]

3.4 Timescales handout

4 Quality in Arts, Technology and Life [ZAAM] Chapters 8–15.
5 Problematique du changement I

5.1 Kuhn, Thomas S. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. University of Chicago Press, 1970. ISBN: 9780226458045.

5.2 Snow, Charles Percy. "The Two Cultures." New Statesman 6 (1956): 413–4.

5.3 "Mindwalk." Directed by Bernt Capra. Color, 112 min. 1990. [Distributed by Triton Pictures, USA, digital production.]

5.4 Chorover, Stephan L. "Comparing and Contrasting Scientific Paradigms." In HomeWork: An Environmental Literacy Primer. Collaborative Learning Systems, Cambridge, MA, 1995.

6 What is Quality in (my MIT) Education?

6.1 [ZAAM] Chapters 16–26.

6.2 Smith, Page. Chapters 1, and 14 in Killing the Spirit: Higher Education in America. Penguin Books, 1991. ISBN: 9780140121834.

7 Wrapping Up Phase One

7.1 [ZAAM] Chapters 27–32.

7.2 Berlioz, Hector. "Keeping Score Season 2: Symphonie Fantastique." Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony. Originally aired on October 16, 2009. [PBS, USA, video production.]

8 The Neuropsychology of Affect

8.1 Damasio, Antonio R. Chapters 1–3 in Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain. Vintage, 2004. ISBN: 9780099421832.

8.2 Oatley, Keith, Dacher Keltner, and Jennifer M. Jenkins. Chapter 5 in Understanding Emotions. Wiley-Blackwell, 2006. ISBN: 9781405131032.

8.3 "Stress: Portrait of a Killer." Produced, directed and written by John Heminway. 2008. [National Geographic Television, Washington, DC, video production.]

9 Neurosurgery: The Science of Violence and Vice-Versa

9.1 Crichton, Michael. The Terminal Man. Arrow / Children's, 1996. ISBN: 9780099442110.

9.1 (cont.) "The Terminal Man." Directed by Mike Hodges. Color, 107 min. 1974. [Warner Bros, Burbank, CA, video production.]

9.2 Mark, Vernon H., and Frank R. Ervin. Violence and the Brain. Medical Department, Harper & Row, 1970.

9.3 Kille case chronology handout

9.4 Chorover, Stephan L. "The Pacification of the Brain: From Phrenology to Psychosurgery" in Current Controversies in Neuro-surgery. Saunders, 1976, pp. 730–67. ISBN: 9780721665573.

9.5 ———. Physician vs. Researcher: Values in Conflict? Wellesley 4, 1979.

9.6 "Violence: A Localizable Problem?" in The Psychosurgery Debate: Scientific, Ethical and Legal Perspectives. Edited by Elliot S. Valenstein. W. H. Freeman & Company Limited, 1980. ISBN: 9780716711575.

10 Field Trip: A Walk Around the Block 10.1 A walk around the block handout
11 Fathering the Unthinkable?

11.1 Frayn, Michael. Copenhagen. Anchor, 2000. ISBN: 9780385720793.

11.2 "Copenhagen." Directed by Howard Davies. Color, 90 min. 2002. [BBC, London, England, video production.]

12 Problematique du changement II

12.1 Orr, David W. Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World. State University of New York Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780791408735.

12.2 Chorover, Stephan L. Sections 1–2 in HomeWork: An Environmental Literacy Primer. Collaborative Learning Systems, Cambridge, MA, 1995.

12.3 Bateson, Gregory. Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity. Wildwood House Limited, 1979. ISBN: 9780704530140.

12.4 Starke, Linda. Chapters 1, and 5 in State of the World 2000: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Toward a Sustainable Society. W. W. Norton & Company, Foreword, Year-in-review. ISBN: 9780393319989.