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Book Club Potluck - "A History of the Mind"

  • Dec 13, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Charley will host the discussion of "A History of the Mind: Evolution and the Birth of Consciousness" by Nicholas Humphrey. Sally suggested this book. Here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/History-Mind-Evolution-Birth-Consciousness/dp/0387987193.

The other option for next month is Richard's pick, "The Extended Mind" by Richard Menary. See the December 6 Meetup.

The January poll results are in, and the winners are: Tiffany's pick, "The Ethics of Ambiguity" by Simone de Bouvoir, and Russell's pick, "The Road to Serfdom" by FA Hayek. Karl and Mark Hopkins have agreed to host these two events. Let me know if you'd be willing to host  in the future. I need two volunteers per month.

Since we are always planning ahead, I've started the poll for our Meetups two months out. You'll find that under the "More" menu at the top of this page. Anyone who is a member of this Meetup can submit a title for the poll. Just send me an email, and I'll add your selection. However, I will only include one title from each member. If you submitted a title last month, I've rolled it over into the new poll. If you want to change your recommendation, just let me know.

As always, it's essential that everyone who comes to the meeting reads the book in its entirety. Please also bring a food or drink item for the potluck.

Happy reading!

 

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  • Charley H.

    Great to see everyone

    December 14, 2013

  • Karl K.

    Excellent. very nice pot pie, too

    December 14, 2013

  • Sally A L.

    great- lively discussion.

    December 13, 2013

  • Russell B.

    Cameron, For the next poll, I'd like to nominate "Kant" by Paul Guyer Publisher: Routledge. Thank you!

    December 13, 2013

    • Russell B.

      Cameron, I changed my mind. I'd like to nominate "Kant" by Allen W. Wood, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (June 18, 2004). Thanks!!

      December 13, 2013

    • Cameron K.

      You got it Russell. Thanks for the suggestion. The new poll is up. Please vote!

      1 · December 13, 2013

  • dennis c.

    I can't get ahold of the book. Sounds interesting - is it very new? I'd come to discussion just to hear about it, but not with the list being full. So I'm not really on the wait list.

    December 13, 2013

    • Charley H.

      Hi Dennis -- Our discussion format depends on everyone having read the book in advance (and anyway my house is on the small side so even 10 people is really pushing it for tonight) but hope to meet you soon at another event. I don't know how new the book is but Amazon had it. Don't recall if I looked for it locally. -- Charley

      December 13, 2013

  • Russell B.

    What's going on in the polls? No one should vote for Terry's choice, “Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida". Both of these "philosophers" are enemies of liberty, enemies of the libertarianism, classical liberalism and Enlightenment philosophy. Habermas is part of the Frankfurt school which is based on Hegel, Marx and Freud - garbage in other words. As Karl Popper points out, Hegel and Marx are enemies of an open society. So why do we want to read what Habermas and Derrida have to say about terror? I think it's important to know your enemies and so we should study their philosophy. But let's study their basic philosophical works instead of these dialoques. Shakti nominated "Writing and Difference" by Jacques Derrida. Vote for that! Or vote for Marc's nomination by Heidegger, another enemy of liberty. But why read what Habermas and Derrida say about terror?!

    December 4, 2013

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