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About 15 people attend our virtual meetings each week, but most don't RSVP through Meetup.com. The group has existed since around 2002. This Meetup.com profile was created in recent years to help promote the group.

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 text is voted on by attendees. Categories selected usually include science, philosophy, history, sociology, religion, economics or psychology. 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 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM on Sunday mornings. Email Andy Rhodes at andyrhodes111@gmail.com for more information. 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

"Understanding Islam: An Introduction to the Muslim World" by Thomas Lippman

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

"The Enlightenment: And Why it Still Matters" by Anthony Pagden

"Fully Automated Luxury Communism" by Aaron Bastani

"Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind" by George Makari

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

"Post-Truth" by Lee McIntyre

“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

"Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction" by Thomas Dixon

"Women After All" by Melvin Konner

"The Essential Tillich" by Paul Tillich

"The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present" by Eric Kandel

Short stories by Anton Chekhov

"The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America" by Louis Menand

"Hamlet" by William Shakespeare

"Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are" by Frans de Waal

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

"The Odyssey" by Homer

“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

"The History of White People" by Nell Irvin Painter

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

"The Consolations of Philosophy" by Alain de Botton

Short stories by Henry James

"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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Modern Mind Book Discussion Group Weekly Meeting

Online event

About 10 people attend our virtual meetings each week, but most don't RSVP through Meetup.com. The group has existed since around 2002. This Meetup.com profile was a created in recent years to help promote the group.

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 text is voted on by attendees. Categories selected usually include science, philosophy, history, sociology, religion, economics or psychology. 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 virtually from 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM on Sunday mornings. Email Andy Rhodes at [masked] for more information.. 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

Modern Mind Book Discussion Group Weekly Meeting

Online event

About 10 people attend our virtual meetings each week, but most don't RSVP through Meetup.com. The group has existed since around 2002. This Meetup.com profile was a created in recent years to help promote the group.

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 text is voted on by attendees. Categories selected usually include science, philosophy, history, sociology, religion, economics or psychology. 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 virtually from 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM on Sunday mornings. Email Andy Rhodes at [masked] for more information.. 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

Modern Mind Book Discussion Group Weekly Meeting

Online event

About 10 people attend our virtual meetings each week, but most don't RSVP through Meetup.com. The group has existed since around 2002. This Meetup.com profile was a created in recent years to help promote the group.

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 text is voted on by attendees. Categories selected usually include science, philosophy, history, sociology, religion, economics or psychology. 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 virtually from 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM on Sunday mornings. Email Andy Rhodes at [masked] for more information.. 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

Modern Mind Book Discussion Group Weekly Meeting

Online event

About 10 people attend our virtual meetings each week, but most don't RSVP through Meetup.com. The group has existed since around 2002. This Meetup.com profile was a created in recent years to help promote the group.

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 text is voted on by attendees. Categories selected usually include science, philosophy, history, sociology, religion, economics or psychology. 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 virtually from 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM on Sunday mornings. Email Andy Rhodes at [masked] for more information.. 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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Modern Mind Book Discussion Group Weekly Meeting

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