Harvey Sarles

Dr. Harvey Sarles began teaching linguistics and anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh in the early 1960s and became Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota in 1966. He lectured in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature until his retirement in 2011. He is currently the co-founder and a director of the John Dewey Center for Democracy and Education.


The Foundations Project

In the Foundations Project, Professor Harvey Sarles prepares the ground for an anthropology of the ordinary. In this work, Sarles provides us with a collection of thoughts and aphorisms that challenge the received wisdom and commonplace assumptions regarding human nature and the human condition, mind and body duality, meaning, metaphysics, language, morality, truth, society, religion, democracy, ageing, and the idea.