The course on Individualism and Conformism ("the New Individual") was developed in the early eighties with the aid of an NEH grant. Each senior at Monmouth College is required to take one special course (formerly two courses, formerly SYTB, now ISSI) that deals with significant issues from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. This is the only course of the six originally developed which has been successfully taken over by other instructors. This set of readings was designed to accompany and enrich the preceding textbook.