For this meeting we will start reading Patricia Churchland's book on the neurological basis of morality in Braintrust (Princeton University Press, 2011). This book received the 2011 PROSE Award for Excellence in Biological & Life Sciences by the Association of American Publishers. The book is available in paperback for about $12.50 and as an ebook for about $10. We will read the first half of the book, through the first four chapters, for the 28th. While it has gotten generally good reviews, not everyone liked the book. Checking on what some people didn't like about it, it seems that the main complaint – other than a couple of folks who were upset because of her support of evolution – was that there was too much philosophy. Sounds good to me.