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William James
St. John's College offers 'Life of the Mind' series

Retired economist S. Ramachandran recently spoke at St. John's College in Annapolis about money's "magical qualities," how it often creates illusions that surprise and misguide. Before that, faculty member Joseph Cohen invited his audience to consider how old the human race is and when people started thinking. The discussions are part of an annual summer lecture series at the college called "Life of the Mind," an offshoot of St. John's eclectic approach to scholarship where all students study Western classics with no majors and no departments. The series allows St. John's students to stay immersed in Western works at a time when people of all ages...