Ishmael was the primary text for this class, which might better be called Philosophical Anthropology. Our regular Anthropology text became a reference and background source in connection with issues raised by Ishmael. We used several videos (Millennium, Mindwalk) in connection with the book, and in the second half of the course I had students read Kurt Vonnegut’s Galápagos to compare and contrast with Ishmael . Our class discussions were conducted using the Paideia Seminar model (Social Education, January 1995). (This is similar to the pattern described by Rob Williams on p. 4 and Stacy Studebaker on p. 13. ED.) Here are some of the topics covered, with a few of the questions raised for each.