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Modern Mind Book Discussion Group Weekly Meeting
You're invited to join us in the Modern Mind book discussion group each week as we explore the contents of an intellectually challenging text. We spend one week per chapter and typically stay on one book for a few months. Each one is voted on by attendees. Categories chosen usually include science, philosophy, history, sociology, religion, economics and psychology. ModernMind has been in existence for more than 15 years. If you're very curious about the world and enjoy sharpening your understanding on complex topics at the lay level, then give our group a try. The meetings are held from 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM on Sunday mornings at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (uuca.org), 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. We use the room behind the bookstore. Even if you haven't read the current chapter, we encourage you to visit. Our discussions, inspired by the book's content, typically become general enough to where anyone could contribute or enjoy listening to other members share. Here are some of the titles from past years: "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion" by Jonathan Haidt "1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created" by Charles C. Mann "How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain" by Lisa Feldman Barrett "The Third Industrial Revolution; How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World" by Jeremy Rifkin "Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language" by Robert Gula "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" by Steven Pinker "Dynamics of Faith" by Paul Tillich "Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future" by Robert Reich "Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century" by Peter Watson "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman "Moral Man and Immoral Society" by Reinhold Niebuhr

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta

1911 Cliff Valley Way NE · Atlanta, GA

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You're invited to join us in the Modern Mind book discussion group each week as we explore the contents of an intellectually challenging text. We spend one week per chapter and typically stay on one book for a few months. Each one is voted on by attendees. Categories chosen usually include science, philosophy, history, sociology, religion, economics and psychology. Modern Mind has been in existence for more than 15 years. If you're very curious about the world and enjoy sharpening your understanding on complex topics at the lay level, then give our group a try. The meetings are held from 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM on Sunday mornings at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (uuca.org), 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. We use the room behind the bookstore. Even if you haven't read the current chapter, we encourage you to visit. Our discussions, inspired by the book's content, typically become general enough to where anyone could contribute or enjoy listening to other members share.

Here are some of the titles from past years:

"The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion" by Jonathan Haidt

"1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created" by Charles C. Mann

"How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain" by Lisa Feldman Barrett

"The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" by Steven Pinker

"Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future" by Robert Reich

"Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language" by Robert Gula

"The Third Industrial Revolution; How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World" by Jeremy Rifkin

“The Sacred Depths of Nature” by Ursula Goodenough

"How to Live, or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer" by Sarah Bakewell

"Dynamics of Faith" by Paul Tillich

"Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century" by Peter Watson

“Hen’s Teeth and Horses Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History” by Stephen Jay Gould

"Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman

"Myths America Lives By" by Richard T. Hughes

"Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science" by Charles Wheelan

"The Consolations of Philosophy" by Alain de Botton

"The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God" by David Linden

"Moral Man and Immoral Society" by Reinhold Niebuhr

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